Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
RomeVilla FarnesinaSala di GalateaCeiling (Constellations)
GODS & MYTHS
Nymphs
Named NymphsHelice
Named NymphsCynosura
Callisto
Myths Callisto and Arcas transferred to the stars
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Cycles MuralsRome, Farnesina, Sala di Galatea (Baldassare Peruzzi, 1511)Single scenes
Constellations Northern hemisphereUrsa MaiorAs chariot driven by Helice
Constellations Northern hemisphereUrsa MinorAs chariot driven by Cynosura
Further details
This image is sometimes identified with Callisto, i.e. Ursa Maior. However, there was a literary tradition identifying Ursa Maior as chariot driven by Helice, and Ursa Minor as chariot driven by Cynosura. Quinlan-McGrath, p. 98, favours the identification with Ursa Minor for astronomical reasons
ARTIST/CREATOR
Peruzzi, Baldassare (1481-1536)
DATE
1511
LOCATION
Rome, Villa Farnesina, Sala di Galatea
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Heinrich Bodmer Bequest
DESCRIPTION
Schlagwort Rom Farnesina
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Quinlan-McGrath, Mary, The Astrological Vault of the Villa Farnesina. Agostino Chigi's Rising Sign, JWCI 47 (1984), pp. 91-105
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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