Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
CaprarolaPalazzo FarneseSala del MappamondoUpper Walls (Zodiacus and Planets)
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Myths Labours Nemean lionHercules rending the lion's jawsImages that clearly show Hercules
Myths Labours Lernean hydraHercules fighting with club
Myths Labours Lernean hydraWith the crab sent by Juno to attack Hercules (Hyginus, De astronomia, II, 23)
Dioscuri
MythsCastor and Pollux given horse by Neptune (Hyginus, II, 22)
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac GeminiRelated MythsCastor and Pollux receiving horses from Neptune (Hyginus, II, 22)
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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