Illustration References for Babylonian Star-lore

ILLUSTRATION REFERENCES BSL-2. A few sources are still missing.

All illustrations are redrawn by the author. The picture sources are as follows:

  1. Original – Gavin White. Loosely based on the ‘Babylonian Map of the World’ – see Horowitz 1998, pages 20-42 for line illustration and commentary. See also Black & Green 1992, fig 46, for a schematic version of the map.

1a. Syrian Seal from the Louvre collection AO7296

  1. Detail from Black & Green 1992, fig 16. Partially reconstructed in area of face.
  2. Wallenfels 1993, page 287.
  3. As-Sufi 1954, fig 20c. Stars and Arabic star designations removed.
  4. Wallenfels 1994, plate 24.
  5. Original – Gavin White.
  6. Anzu mace head
  7. Original – Gavin White.
  8. Detail from Hinke 1907 plate LXXVII; see also Seidl 1989, Abb 11 number 74.

9a. Black & Green 1992, fig 7.

  1. Roaf 1966, page 90.
  2. Lion bull conflict
  3. Original – Gavin White.
  4. Collon 1987, fig 765.
  5. As-Sufi 1954, figs 44 & 45b. Stars and Arabic star designations removed.
  6. Detail from fig 36 in James ‘The Ancient Gods’ Phoenix Giant 1960.
  7. Original – Gavin White.
  8. Frankfort 1939 plate XXXV a; see also Leick 1991, fig 38.
  9. Detail from Collon 1987, fig 772.
  10. Detail from Frankfort 1939, plate V fig b.
  11. Glassner 2003, fig 8.9 on page 175.
  12. Dalley 1986, fig 2 page 87.
  13. Collon 1987, fig 858.
  14. Egyptian fig from Dendera.
  15. Collon 1987, fig 107.
  16. Wallenfels 1993, page 283.
  17. Wellesz 1965, fig 15.
  18. Detail from Reiner 1995, page 11. Black & Green 1992, fig 159.
  19. Detail from fig 166.
  20. Detail from fig 164.
  21. Detail from Hinke 1907, plate XCI.
  22. Detail from Parker & Neugebauer 1969, plate 72.
  23. Collon 1987, fig 721.
  24. Detail from Cattle-pen from trough.
  25. Detail from Collon 1987, fig 12.
  26. Detail from Collon 1987, fig 693.
  27. As-Sufi 1954, fig 12. Stars and Arabic star designations removed.
  28. Condos 1997, page 49.
  29. Wallenfels 1993, page 284.
  30. Detail from Seidl 1989, Abb 2 number 9.
  31. Detail from Frankfort 1939, fig 27.

40a. Detail from Rogers 1998b, page 83.

  1. Original – Gavin White.
  2. Detail from Seidl 1989, Abb 15 number 82.
  3. Detail from Hinke 1907, plate XIX.
  4. Collon 1987, fig 887.
  5. Detail from Roaf 1966, page 45.
  6. Roaf 1966, page 156.
  7. Detail from BM ?? plate 6, no 87220.
  8. Detail from Boehmer 1965, fig 693, tafel LVIII.
  9. Detail from Collon 1987, fig 9.
  10. Original – Gavin White.
  11. Detail from original (fig 167) – Gavin White.
  12. Detail from fig 164.
  13. Detail from fig 164.
  14. Detail from Boehmer 1965, fig 518. Porada 1987, fig 8, page 285.
  15. Detail from Roaf 1966, page 192.
  16. Original – Gavin White.
  17. Detail from Seidl 1989, Abb 2 number 9.
  18. Original – Gavin White.
  19. Detail from Parker & Neugebauer 1969, plate 60.
  20. Detail from Reiner 1995, page 10. Black & Green 1992, fig 147.
  21. Aspin Atlas 1825 from University of Oklahoma website.
  22. As-Sufi 1954, fig 27. Stars and Arabic star designations removed.
  23. Original – Gavin White.
  24. Detail from Seidl Abb 18 number 90a.
  25. Harrison 1980, page 275, fig 66.
  26. Detail from fig 169 – Gavin White.
  27. Wallenfels 1993, page 285.
  28. Original – Gavin White.
  29. Detail from Seidl 1989, Abb 7 number 61.
  30. Detail from Collon 1987, fig 240.
  31. Detail from Seidl 1989, Abb 10 number 64.
  32. Leick 1991, fig 32.
  33. Detail from Frankfort 1939, fig 72.
  34. Original – Gavin White based on Black & Green 1992, fig 102; and Green Iconography of Meslamtaea RA 82 (1988) page 173.
  35. Detail from fig 164.
  36. Wallenfels 1993, page 282.
  37. Detail from Hinke 1907, fig 11, page 28.
  38. Detail from Slanski 2003, fig 5, page 135.
  39. Detail from Seidl 1989, Abb 18 number 90a.
  40. Collon 1987, fig 923. Frankfort 1939, fig 28, page 74.
  41. Carey 2001, volume 2, Plate 11 B. Stars and Arabic star designations removed.
  42. Detail from Black & Green 1992, fig 16. Heads of both figures slightly restored.
  43. Wallenfels 1993, page 284.
  44. Original – Gavin White.
  45. Original – Gavin White.
  46. Detail from Seidl 1989, Abb 10 number 64.
  47. Black & Green 1992, fig 34.
  48. Original – Gavin White.
  49. As-Sufi 1954, fig 34. Stars and Arabic star designations removed.
  50. Black & Green 1992, fig 101. SAA10 fig 24, page 184.
  51. Detail from fig 164.
  52. Collon 1987, fig 637.
  53. Original – Gavin White.
  54. BM ?? plate 14 no 90922.
  55. Wellesz 1965, fig 7. Stars and Arabic star designations removed.
  56. Harrison 1980, fig 7, page 43.

96a. Collon 1987, fig 796.

  1. Detail from Hinke 1907, plate XCI.
  2. Detail from Hinke 1907, plate XXIX face A.
  3. Wallenfels 1993, page 286.
  4. Collon 1987, fig 364.
  5. Original – Gavin White.
  6. Detail from Finkel & Geller 1997, page 15 fig 1
  7. Original – Gavin White.
  8. Detail from Hinke 1907, fig 11, page 28.
  9. Kramer 1956. History begins at Sumer, fig 8, page 68.
  10. Collon 1987, fig 616.
  11. Detail from fig 164.
  12. Detail from Hinke 1907, plate XC.
  13. Detail from Reiner 1995, page 10.
  14. As-Sufi 1954, fig 41. Stars and Arabic star designations removed.
  15. Detail from fig 164.
  16. Detail from Seidl 1989, Abb 14 number 80.
  17. Detail from Parker & Neugebauer 1969, plate 32.
  18. Wallenfels 1993, page 285.
  19. Detail from Boehmer 1965, fig 458. Black & Green 1992, fig 152.
  20. Detail from Hinke 1907, plate LXV.
  21. Detail from Hinke 1907, plate XIX & XX.
  22. Collon 1987, fig 617. Boehmer 1965, fig 715a, plate LX.
  23. Wallenfels 1993, page 285.
  24. Reiner 1995, page 10. Black & Green 1992, fig 159.
  25. Collon 1987, fig 557.
  26. Collon 1987, fig 793.
  27. Detail from Hinke 1907, plate XCI.
  28. Detail from Roaf 1966, page 74. Collon 1987, fig 805.
  29. As-Sufi 1954, figs 13 & 14. Stars and Arabic star designations removed.
  30. Boehmer 1965, fig 575, tafel XLIX.
  31. Roaf 1966, page 77.
  32. Collon 1987, fig 251.
  33. Frankfort 1939, plate XXXI fig h.
  34. Roaf 1966, page 9.
  35. Boehmer 1965, fig 25, tafel III. Collon 1987, fig 852.
  36. Carey 2001, vol 2, plate 11 fig A. Stars and Arabic star designations removed; reversed from left to right.
  37. Roaf 1966, page 86.
  38. Detail from fig 166.
  39. Original – Gavin White based on Wiggermann 1997, page 53, fig 4b. Black & Green 1992, fig 137.
  40. Detail from Seidl 1989, Abb 12 number 103.
  41. Detail from photo from Black & Green 1992, fig 134. The image of the bow, erased in ancient times, has been restored.
  42. Collon 1987, fig 618.
  43. Wallenfels 1994, plate 72.
  44. Collon 1987, fig 561.
  45. Detail from Parker & Neugebauer 1969, plate 60.
  46. Detail from Roaf 1966, page 75.
  47. As-Sufi 1954, fig 5. Stars and Arabic star designations removed.
  48. Original – Gavin White.
  49. Wallenfels 1993, page 288.
  50. Frankfort 1939, plate XXXVII fig f. Collon 1987, fig
  51. Original – Gavin White.
  52. Original – Gavin White.
  53. Original – Gavin White.
  54. Detail from Roaf 1966, page 194.
  55. BM ?? plate 21, no 104414.
  56. Detail from fig 164.
  57. Original – Gavin White.
  58. Detail from Hinke 1907, plates XIX & XXII.
  59. Original – Gavin White.
  60. Detail from Hinke 1907, plate XC.
  61. Detail from fig 164.
  62. Reiner 1995, page 11. Black & Green 1992, fig 159. Weidner 1967, table V, between pages 78 & 79.
  63. Reiner 1995, page 10. Black & Green 1992, fig 159. Weidner 1967, table V, between pages 78 & 79.
  64. Reiner 1995, page 10. Weidner 1967, table V, between pages 78 & 79.
  65. Most images from Wallenfels 1993. Except the following from Wallenfels 1994: the Bull – plate 72; Virgo – plate 51; and left-hand Aquarius – plate 5.
  66. Seidl 1989, Abb 9, number 63.
  67. Original – Gavin White.
  68. Redrawn from Hinke 1907, fig 35 and Parker & Neugebauer 1969, fig 53.
  69. Original – Gavin White. Reconfigured version of the Circular Zodiac with original labelling.

165a. See fig 81 above.

  1. Original – Gavin White. Based on individual figures in As-Sufi 1954 with the exception of Taurus which is from Wellesz 1965, fig 15.
  2. Original – Gavin White.
  3. Original – Gavin White.
  4. Original – Gavin White.

 

 

 

 

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