Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
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 childrenCyclesPrints → Solis, Virgil (Mid-16th century)
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
Love
The LoverFlirtation
Music
Musical instrumentsStringPluckedLute
Bathing
Bathers in a river, lake or the sea
Further details
According to Hollstein the Venus going to the right is the original, the Venus going to the left the copy, as of 2015 the British Museum database identifies them vice versa)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Solis, Virgil, the elder (1514-1562)
DATE
mid 16th century
LOCATION
n/a
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
5
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Bartsch ( IX.265.167)
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Hollstein German 64, p. 94, H. 407
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RELATIONS
British Museum (copy)
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
Contact
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