Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
RomeVilla FarnesinaSala di GalateaLunettes (Mythological Scenes)
RomeVilla FarnesinaSala di GalateaCeiling (Constellations)
GODS & MYTHS
Ganymede
Rape of GanymedeJupiter disguised as an eagle Ganymede in the air
Tereus, Procne and Philomela
Procne and Philomela turned into birds
Pegasus
Single figure
Nemesis
Cycles
Sebastiano del Piombo (Rome, Villa Farnesina, 1511, Myths related to air and birds)
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Cycles MuralsRome, Farnesina, Sala di Galatea (Baldassare Peruzzi, 1511)Several scenes together
Constellations Northern hemisphereCygnusRelated MythsNemesis (Hyginus, II, 8)
Constellations Zodiac AquariusRelated MythsGanymede as Jupiter's butler (Hyginus, II, 29)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Fortune (Fortuna) With attributesRudder
Further details
The woman with the hair flowing in front of her head and the rudder is Fortuna - it has been suggested by Saxl that this image depicted the constellation Cygnus, since Jupiter had raped Nemesis who might have been depicted as fortuna; identification of subject-matter of lunette uncertain
ARTIST/CREATOR
Peruzzi, Baldassare (1481-1536) and Sebastiano del Piombo (c1485-1547)
DATE
1511
LOCATION
Rome, Villa Farnesina, Sala di Galatea
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg)
DESCRIPTION
Schlagwort Rom Farnesina
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Kristen Lippincott, Two Astrological Ceilings Reconsidered, JWCI 53 (1990), pp. 185-207, p. 189
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