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Nymphs and 3-space...?

Hi everyone,

Sorry if this is an old observation, but it struck me a couple of days ago that the astrological nymphs' poses seem to indicate three orthogonal *spatial dimensions*:-

	facing direction			left - right
	hand relative to hip		behind - in front
	other hand relative to star	up - down

Try as I might, I haven't been able to shake this thought: if correct, there's something unsettlingly modern about this... the basic *Cartesian-ness* of it all.

Of course, there's always the possibility that these are simply binary flags, and this is essentially a picture of a binary code... but this too was only really used by Bacon (Francis, not Roger), IIRC. Were there binary codes before Bacon? I can't recall seeing any, this could be the earliest.

There's something wrong here, and I can't put my finger on it... :-|

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....