Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac TaurusWith planetsVenus (domicile)
Constellations Zodiac LibraWith planetsVenus (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusIn a chariot → Pulled by doves or other birds that do not resemble swans
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesVenusDomicile (Taurus and Libra)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenCyclesMunich, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Brussels tapestries, c1550)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenVenusLovers (standing or seated, dressed)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenVenusMixed bathing (including lovers)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenVenusMusic-making
SOCIAL LIFE
Love
The LoverFlirtation
Practice of love or love-makingKissing and embracing
Music
Musical instrumentsStringPluckedHarp
Bathing
Mixed bathing
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Brussels after Coxie, Michiel (1499-1592) Stylistic reasons suggest an involvement of Coxie or a designer close to him (Schmitz-von Ledebur, p. 100)
DATE
circa 1550 - 1560
LOCATION
Munich, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (inv. T 3853)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Schmitz-von Ledebur, Katja, Die Planeten und ihre Kinder. Eine Brüsseler Tapisserienserie des 16. Jahrhunderts uas der Sammlung Herzog Albrechts V. in München, Turnhout 2009
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
Contact
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