Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
MantaCastello della MantaSala delle Grottesche
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Saints
Saints A - ZJohn the Baptist Single figureBeardedWithout lamb
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Emblems
Cycles (outside books)Wall and Ceiling PaintingsManta, Castello della Manta, Sala delle Grottesche (1563, Virtues etc.)
Emblems, imprese and devices - catalogue
Insects and other InvertebratesBeeNourishing St John the Baptist
Professions and other human activitiesOratorsCompeting with St John Baptist
Saints John the BaptistFed by bees and competing with a pagan orator
SOCIAL LIFE
Administration
PoliticiansOrators
Further details
Emblem for Contraria simul, Lemma: Ex acuto melli oris dulcedo, showing St John and a pagan orator. 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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