Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Io
Io, Argus and Mercury Mercury lulling Argus to sleep
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Science, technology and medicine
MedicineDiagnosis and selection of treatmentUrinoscopy
Astronomy and astrology
Astronomers and astrologers
Constellations Zodiac Geminiwith planetsMercury (domicile)
Constellations Zodiac VirgoWith planetsMercury (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercuryStanding or walking → Holding two intertwined serpents or a purse or both
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesMercuryDomicile (Virgo and Gemini)
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesCyclesSolis, Virgil (together with scenes from Ovid, Mid-16th century)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenCyclesPrints → Solis, Vigil (individual prints from several series that show planet children)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenMercuryAstronomers and geographers
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenMercuryPhysicians
PORTRAITS
Professions and trades
AstronomersPtolemy
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Solis, Virgil, the elder (1514-1562) after Salomon, Bernard (born 1508 or 1510, died 1561) Figures inspired by Salomon's Ovid illustrations
DATE
mid 16th century
LOCATION
n/a
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
6
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Bartsch (IX.265.175)
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Hollstein German 64, p. 102, H. 422.II
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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