Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac TaurusWith planetsVenus (domicile)
Constellations Zodiac LibraWith planetsVenus (domicile)
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualVenusIn a chariot → Pulled by doves or other birds that do not resemble swans
Planets Represented as planetary deities Dignities and debilitiesVenusDomicile (Taurus and Libra)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenCyclesSaltwood, Collection Lord (Kenneth) Clark (later dispersed)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenVenusLovers (standing or seated, dressed)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenVenusMixed bathing (including lovers)
Planets Represented as planetary deities With planet childrenVenusMusic-making
SOCIAL LIFE
Music
Musical instrumentsStringPluckedLute
Musical instrumentsWind WoodFlute (flauto traverso)
Bathing
Bathers in a river, lake or the sea
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Netherlandish with attribution to Jan van Hemessen and Lucas de Heere
DATE
2nd half 16th century
LOCATION
Saltwood, Collection (Lord) Kenneth Clark (formerly)
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
5
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
Contact
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