Capricornus, from a medieval calendar book
Capricorn appears with serpent tail in Henry VIII's great clock at Hampton Court Palace ( seen just above Sagittarius with his arrow). With its many dials, the clock shows the phases of the moon and the times of high tide at London Bridge - essential knowledge for river transport to and from the Palace.
Hampton Court Palace astronomical clock, by Nicholas Oursian, 1540
Cosimo's capricorn impresa in the Laurentian Library, Florence
Designed by Michelangelo, the library was opened by Cosimo in 1571. The stained glass windows, after drawings by Vasari, were added later. Here the Capricorn figures act as supporters to the central Medici coat of arms.