Original document handwritten by Fernando Pessoa – Unidentified horoscope. Sheet of paper handwritten
on one side only. Ink on paper. On the left side of the document there is a circle drawn by hand, which is divided into twelve equal parts with astrological symbols. On the right, thirteen lines of text with symbols and descriptions in English referring to dates, times and birthplaces, among others. Dimensions: 13.5 x 21 cm.
Fernando Pessoa [1988-1935]
Fernando (António Nogueira) Pessoa is perhaps the best known Portuguese writer of modern times. His literary work is distinguished by the heteronymic fragmentation of the self. According to Octavio Paz, Pessoa was “an inventor of other poets and destroyer of himself, author of paradoxes as clear and vertiginous as water”.