Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
CaprarolaPalazzo FarneseSala del MappamondoUpper Walls (Zodiacus and Planets)
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
Various activitiesRiding in a chariot
Europa
Rape of Europa Jupiter disguised as a bull The bull in the waterEuropa sitting on the bull
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac TaurusRelated MythsRape of Europa (Hyginus, II, 21, 1)
Constellations Zodiac CyclesMultiple imagesZodiac and planets → Caprarola, Palazzo Farnese, Sala del Mappamondo
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercuryIn chariot → Pulled by cocks
Planets Represented as planetary deities CyclesCycles of sevenMultiple images - Manuscripts → 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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