Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
CaprarolaPalazzo FarneseSala del MappamondoUpper Walls (Zodiacus and Planets)
GODS & MYTHS
Venus
Myths Venus and Amor, flying from Typhon, turned into fish (Hyginus)
Europa
Rape of Europa Jupiter disguised as a bull The bull in the waterEuropa sitting on the bull
Phrixus and Helle
Phrixus and Helle escape on a ram, Helle falls into the sea
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac AriesRelated MythsPhrixus and Helle (Hyginus, II, 20, 1-2)
Constellations Zodiac TaurusRelated MythsRape of Europa (Hyginus, II, 21, 1)
Constellations Zodiac PiscesRelated MythsVenus and Amor, fleeing from Typhon, are turned into fish (Hyginus, II, 30)
Constellations Zodiac CyclesMultiple imagesZodiac and planets → Caprarola, Palazzo Farnese, Sala del Mappamondo
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Vecchi, Giovanni de' (1536-1615) or Raffaellino da Reggio (Raffaello Motta) (1550-1578)
DATE
1574
LOCATION
Caprarola, Villa Farnese (Sala del Mappamondo)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Kristen Lippincott, Two Astrological Ceilings Reconsidered, JWCI 53 (1990), pp. 185-207, pp. 201-205
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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