Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Cycles TextilesBamberg, Cope of St Henry II (so-called 'Sternenmantel,' Regensburg, c1020)Individual constellations → Cancer
Constellations Cycles TextilesBamberg, Cope of St Henry II (so-called 'Sternenmantel,' Regensburg, c1020)Busts (unidentified)
Constellations Cycles TextilesBamberg, Cope of St Henry II (so-called 'Sternenmantel,' Regensburg, c1020)Planets → Luna
Constellations Cycles TextilesBamberg, Cope of St Henry II (so-called 'Sternenmantel,' Regensburg, c1020)Religious images → Four Evangelists (together in one roundel)
Constellations Cycles TextilesBamberg, Cope of St Henry II (so-called 'Sternenmantel,' Regensburg, c1020)Religious images → Enthroned saints (perhaps representatives of the Apostles)
Constellations Zodiac CancerSingle figureResembling a crab
Planets Represented as planetary deities IndividualLunaLuna as a woman - in a chariot → Pulled by oxen
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Saints
Evangelists Cycles SymbolsSingle image
UnidentifiedMale
Further details
Cancer is the only constellation with a surviving 11th-century inscription, all other inscriptions were made in the 15th century, re-using the 11th-century letters
ARTIST/CREATOR
Regensburg
DATE
circa 1020
LOCATION
Bamberg, Domschatz
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Elizabeth O'Connor, The Star Mantle of Henry II, PhD Columbia 1980, pp. 81f., 100, 130-132; Renate Baumgärtel-Fleischmann, Der Sternenmantel Kaiser Heinrichs II. und seine Inschriften, in: Epigraphik 1988, ed. Walter Koch, Wien 1990, 105-125
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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