Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualSolIn chariot not drawn by horses
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualLunaLuna as a woman - not in a chariot → Holding a bow, arrows or a spear
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualJupiterRiding → Riding an eagle
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMarsCrouching
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualMercuryStanding or walking → Miscellaneous
Planets Represented as planetary deities CyclesCycles of sevenMultiple images - Sculpture → London, Victoria and Albert Museum (Ivory Cup by Balthasar Grissmann, 2nd half 17th century)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
The Soul
Soul carried up to heaven
Further details
Detail (drum); for other details see Orpheus, Hell. Here, a personification, probably the Christian Soul, is crowned by Sol and surrounded by the other planets
ARTIST/CREATOR
Griessmann, Balthasar (born c1620, died before 1706)
DATE
2nd half 17th century
LOCATION
London, Victoria & Albert Museum (inv. A.81-1936)
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RELATIONS
Victoria and Albert Museum
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
Contact
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