Paper construction with information for the move of the sun and the moon
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Paper construction with information for the move of the sun and the moon during the year. Two rotating card discs have been attached to the leaf of paper with the zodiac, the larger showing the personifications of the planets, and the smaller the days of the month. The two discs rotate around the point at the center of the large circle of the zodiac. Until the 18th c. the Orthodox believers understood time in three cycles. The first was that of church history, which began with Genesis, continued through the Incarnation of Christ, and would one day end in the Second Coming. The second was natural time which, combined with the cycle of church feasts, determined working days and holidays. The third and final cycle was the life cycle of each human being.
- Collection: Manuscripts, Codices, Early Printed Books, Engravings and Drawings
- Measurement: 21 x 15,4 cm
- Exhibit Number: ΒΧΜ 01627
- Appears in: IV.3b. Aspects of Everyday Life
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