Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Greece
AthensChurch of the Virgin Gorgoepikoos and St Eleftherios
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac GeminiSingle figureNude
Constellations Zodiac CancerSingle figureResembling a crab
Constellations Zodiac LeoSingle figure
Constellations Zodiac CyclesMultiple imagesZodiac only - not in calendars or linked to the Months → Athens, Hagios Eleftherios (Hellenistic, seasons, Attic months, festivals and zodiacal signs)
StarsNamed starsSirius (Alpha Canis Maioris)
Time
Seasons Cycles 3rd century BC - 2nd century AD Athens, Hagios Eleftherios (Attic Calendar)
Months Personifications of the Months Athenian CalendarThargelion (May - June)
Months Personifications of the Months Athenian CalendarSkirophorion (June - July)
Months Personifications of the Months Athenian CalendarHetakombaion (July - August)
Months Personifications of the Months Athenian CalendarCyclesAthens, Hagios Eleftherios (Hellenistic cycle of seasons, months. the zodiac and feasts)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Theoria
SOCIAL LIFE
Festivals
AncientAthensDipolieiaSacrifice of an oxen
Further details
Fragments of Attic Calendar re-used in the church facade. According to Deubner first Thargelion, then Gemini, then Skirophorion, then the sacrifice of an oxen at the Dipolieia, then Cancer, then Hekatombaion, then a personification of Theoria, at the end Leo and Sirius (as dog)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Hellenistic
DATE
3rd century BC - 2nd century date controversial
LOCATION
Athens, Hagios Eleftherios (Panagia Gorgoepikoos)
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
2
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg)
DESCRIPTION
Schlagwort Astrol. Planeten
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Ludwig Deubner, Attische Feste, Berlin 1932, pp. 248-254, nos. 25-34
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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