Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
CaprarolaPalazzo FarneseSala del MappamondoUpper Walls (Zodiacus and Planets)
HISTORY
Ancient
Augustus Miracle in Thrace foretelling his greatness
Augustus Apotheosis
Octavius (father of Octavianus Augustus)
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac LibraRelated MythsLibra placed in the zodiac as sign of the deification of Augustus
Constellations Zodiac CyclesMultiple imagesZodiac and planets → Caprarola, Palazzo Farnese, Sala del Mappamondo
Further details
Identification following Lippincott, p. 203f.: Bottom: When Octavius sacrificed on an altar in Thrace, fire went up spontaneously, foretelling the greatness of his son; above: Augustus's eagle with Libra fly to the Zodiacus
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 Kress Foundation
Contact
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