Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
FerraraPalazzo SchifanoiaSalone dei MesiApril (Taurus, Venus and Mars)Top section
FerraraPalazzo SchifanoiaSalone dei MesiApril (Taurus, Venus and Mars)Central section
GODS & MYTHS
Venus
TriumphMarine
Mars
With Venus Miscellaneous
Graces
With other figuresVenus alone
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac TaurusSingle figureBull whole
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusIn a chariot → Pulled by swans
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenCyclesFerrara, Palazzo Schifanoia, Salone dei Mesi (1466-1470 - only some planets)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenVenusLovers (standing or seated, dressed)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenVenusMusic-making
Decans and paranatellontaDecans TaurusFirst Decan
Decans and paranatellontaDecans TaurusSecond Decan
Decans and paranatellontaDecans TaurusThird Decan
Decans and paranatellontaDecans TaurusCycles
Decans and paranatellontaDecans CyclesFerrara, Palazzo Schifanoia
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsRabbit (see also Hare)
BirdsSwan
SOCIAL LIFE
Love
The LoverFlirtation
Practice of love or love-makingKissing and embracing
Music
Musical instrumentsStringPluckedLute
Musical instrumentsWind WoodRecorder
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cossa, Francesco del (c1435-c1477) or Tura, Cosimo (Cosme) (c1430-1495)
DATE
1466 - 1470
LOCATION
Ferrara, Palazzo Schifanoia, Salone dei Mesi
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
4
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
E. Panofsky and F. Saxl, Classical mythology in mediaeval art, Metropolitan Museum studies. Vol. 4,2. 1933, fig. 57; Jean Seznec, La survivance des dieux antiques, London 1940, pl. 89
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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