File:God the Geometer.jpg

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Français : Dieu l'architecte de l'univers, frontispice d'une bible moralisée.
English: God as Architect/Builder/Geometer/Craftsman, The Frontispiece of Bible Moralisee
Deutsch: Gott als Erschaffer des Universums, Frontispiz einer Bible moralisée
English: Science, and particularly geometry and astronomy/astrology, was linked directly to the divine for most medieval scholars. The compass in this 13th century manuscript is a symbol of God's act of Creation. God has created the universe after geometric and harmonic principles, to seek these principles was therefore to seek and worship God.
Date circa 1220-1230
Medium illumination on parchment
Dimensions Height: 34.4 cm (13.5 in); Width: 26 cm (10.2 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,34.4U174728;P2049,26U174728
institution QS:P195,Q304037
Accession number
Codex Vindobonensis 2554, f.1 verso
Français : Ici crie Dex ciel et terre, soleil et lune et toz elemenz
English: Famously used as the first color illustration to Benoit B. Mandelbrot's The Fractal Geometry of Nature.
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current16:02, 19 April 2014Thumbnail for version as of 16:02, 19 April 20141,244 × 1,705 (1.76 MB)Eugene a (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 16:31, 10 October 2011 Miniature painted on a gold background. This is the real color.
21:01, 18 October 2013Thumbnail for version as of 21:01, 18 October 20135,488 × 7,024 (2.74 MB)AnonMoos (talk | contribs)losslessly cropping, removing metadata which interferes with image display
14:53, 18 October 2013Thumbnail for version as of 14:53, 18 October 20136,396 × 8,359 (3.95 MB)Mel22 (talk | contribs)better res
16:31, 10 October 2011Thumbnail for version as of 16:31, 10 October 20111,244 × 1,705 (1.76 MB)Eugene a (talk | contribs)better
06:09, 21 February 2006Thumbnail for version as of 06:09, 21 February 2006351 × 495 (152 KB)Leinad-Z~commonswiki (talk | contribs)I cropped the original version and changed the colors a bit
17:33, 20 January 2006Thumbnail for version as of 17:33, 20 January 2006366 × 500 (103 KB)Ragesoss (talk | contribs)Found on the web in August 2005, source unknown. Image is from a 13th century illuminated manuscript.
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