Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
TypesDog-Headed
Bacchus
Single figure Adult, beardless StandingHolding cup, bowl, or jug
Vulcan
Single Figure With unusual attributesFire-spitting tube
Cycles
1425 Rabanus, De Rerum Natura (Vatican City, BAV, Pal. lat. 291)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Encyclopaedic cycles
Rabanus Maurus, De Rerum NaturisCyclesVatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. Lat. 291 (1525)
Further details
Vulcan, Pluto, Liber (identified as Bacchus, but interpreted primarily as a fertility deity), Mercury
ARTIST/CREATOR
Anonymous
DATE
1425
LOCATION
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana → Pal. lat. 291, fol. 190r (right column)
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Rabanus MaurusDe rerum naturis (right column)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
E. Panofksy and F. Saxl, Classical mythology in mediaeval art, Metroplitan Museum studies, 4,2. 1933, fig. 41; Jean Seznec, La survivance des dieux antiques, London 1940, fig. 66
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RELATIONS
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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