Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Cycles TextilesBamberg, Cope of St Henry II (so-called 'Sternenmantel,' Regensburg, c1020)Individual constellations → Delphinus or Piscis maior (or not a constellation at all)
Constellations Northern hemisphereDelphinus
Constellations Southern hemispherePiscis Magnus
Geography
The earthPersonificationsOceanus alone
Further details
At least since the late medieval restauration, this image is labelled with 'Mare' only, O'Connor pointed out that it bears no great resemblance to conventional depictions of Delphinus, Cetus or Piscis maior, but it also does not resemble common personifications of Oceanus
ARTIST/CREATOR
Regensburg
DATE
circa 1020
LOCATION
Bamberg, Domschatz
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Elizabeth O'Connor, The Star Mantle of Henry II, PhD Columbia 1980, pp. 141-144; Renate Baumgärtel-Fleischmann, Der Sternenmantel kaiser Heinrichs II. und seine Inschriften, in: Epigraphik 1988, ed. Walter Koch, Wien 1990, 105-125
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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