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Renaissance Scheme of the Universe:
The Mirror of the Whole of Nature and the Image of Art
by Robertus de Fluctibus (Robert Fludd) 1574-1637
If a picture is worth a thousand words...
1. What is at the center?
2. Who is sitting above the "object" in the center? For a hint, refer to Shakespeare play called Timon of Athens, noting especially one character. His words to Timon provide the clue:
Apemantus: The middle of humanity thou never knewest, but the
extremity of both ends. When thou wast in thy gilt and thy
perfume, they mock'd thee for too much curiosity; in thy rags
thou know'st none, but art despis'd for the contrary.