Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
MantaCastello della MantaSala delle Grottesche
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Virtues and Vices
Virtues Virtue (general)
Emblems
Cycles (outside books)Wall and Ceiling PaintingsManta, Castello della Manta, Sala delle Grottesche (1563, Virtues etc.)
Emblems, imprese and devices - catalogue
Reptiles (including dragons)SnakeBiting a man cutting grass
Professions and other human activitiesFarmersCutting grass, bitten by snake
Objects for crafts and tradeScytheUsed for cutting grass that hides snakes
Further details
Emblem depicting Virtus, lemma: Me mordentium venena virtute recido. Emblems based on Valerio Saluzzo della Manta, Il Libro delle Formali Caccie, second half of the 16th century (17th-century copy Turin, Archivio di Stato, MS Ja.VIII.1)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Northern Italian
DATE
1563 1563 or later
LOCATION
Manta, Castello della Manta
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
C. Robotti, Il Libro delle formali caccie e la 'sala delle grottesche' del palazzo di Michele Antonio, in Le arti alla Manta. Il castello e l'antica parrocchiale, ed. G. Carità, Torino 1992, p. 227-241; L. Debernardi, Lo specchio della famiglia. I Saluzzo della Manta e la loro dimora (in 2016 in preparation)
Acknowledgements
Photos kindly given by Dott. Lea Debernardi
Contact
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