Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
Single figure Flying or running
Atlas
Various activitiesCarrying the world
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSolStanding
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualLunaLuna as a woman - not in a chariot → Holding nothing
Planets Not represented as planetary deitiesOrbitsOrbits of individual planets
StarsMiscellaneous
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Arts
Artes Liberales QuadriviumAstronomia
Further details
At the top Mercury and Astronomy, at the bottom left Sol and Luna with their respective paths, at the bottom right the stars pouring forth their light
ARTIST/CREATOR
Brussels
DATE
mid 16th century
LOCATION
San Lorenzo del Escorial, Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial (inv. A.260-7594)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg)
DESCRIPTION
Schlagwort Atlas
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Heinrich Göbel, Wandteppiche, Leipzig 1923, pl. 114
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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