Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
MantuaPalazzo DucaleCamera del Zodiaco
GODS & MYTHS
Mars
With Venus Alone
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac TaurusSingle figureBull whole
Constellations Zodiac GeminiSingle figureNude
Constellations Zodiac CancerSingle figureResembling a lobster
Constellations Zodiac LeoSingle figure
Constellations Zodiac CyclesMultiple imagesZodiac only - not in calendars or linked to the Months → Mantua, Palazzo Ducale, Camera dello Zodiaco (Leonbruno, 1521-1523, horoscope of Federico Gonzaga)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSolStanding
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSaturnStanding → Not eating children, holding a sickle or a scythe, not on crutches
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMarsCrouching
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusStanding or walking → Holding nothing
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercurySeated
Planets Represented as planetary deities CyclesCycles of sevenMultiple images - Frescoes → Mantua, Palazzo Ducale, Camera dello Zodiaco (Leonbruno, 1521-1523, horoscope of Federico Gonzaga)
Decans and paranatellontaDegrees, by zodiac sign LeoTwentieth degree: Hand with banderole
HoroscopesSpecificGonzaga, Federico II (1500 May 16 or 17)
Further details
Saturn in Taurus, Sun and Mercury in Gemini, Venus and Mars in Cancer, Leo (with the banderole standing for its 20th degree)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Leonbruno, Lorenzo (1489-c1537)
DATE
1521 - 1523
LOCATION
Mantua, Palazzo Ducale
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Kristen Lippincott and Rodolfo Signorini, The Camera dello Zodiaco of Federico II Gonzaga, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 54 (1991), pp. 244-247)
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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