Zodiac signs in Art – the Indian edition!

Zodiac signs are some of the most recognisable iconography in art. Naturally, they feature in manuscripts about astrology and astronomy. But interestingly enough, they are also found in a range of other material including paintings, architecture, decorative art, and coins.

As we come to the end of 2023, we thought its an apt time to to revisit the 12 steadfast friends who have accompanied us this year (and every other)! In this article, the 12 signs of the zodiac descend from their celestial abode to grace us in the form of art. Let’s take a look:

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Chitralekha is a museum professional based in London. She holds an MA in History of Art from SOAS. Her areas of interests include Indian miniature paintings, decoloniality in museums, and open access in the cultural space.

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