Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Mercury
Single figure StandingPost-classical
Allegoriesof Eloquence
AttributesCockerell
AttributesWoman
Amoretti
Various activitiesFighting
Io
Io, Argus and Mercury Mercury lulling Argus to sleep
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac Geminiwith planetsMercury (domicile)
Constellations Zodiac VirgoWith planetsMercury (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercuryStanding or walking → Playing or holding a flute (often also with cock or the dead Argus)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMercuryDomicile (Virgo and Gemini)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesCyclesBurgkmair, Hans (1510-1514)
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Burgkmair, Hans, the elder (1473-1531)
DATE
1510 - 1514
LOCATION
n/a
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
6
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Bartsch (VII.215.46 (second state))
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RELATIONS
British Museum
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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