Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
MantuaPalazzo DucaleCamera del Zodiaco
GODS & MYTHS
Pan
Myths Pan and Syrinx
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac LeoSingle figure
Constellations Zodiac VirgoSingle figureWith branch or flower
Constellations Zodiac LibraSingle figurePair of scales
Constellations Zodiac ScorpioSingle figureAs scorpion (with claws, legs and a tail)
Constellations Zodiac SagittariusSingle figureAs a centaur → With nude torso
Constellations Zodiac CyclesMultiple imagesZodiac only - not in calendars or linked to the Months → Mantua, Palazzo Ducale, Camera dello Zodiaco (Leonbruno, 1521-1523, horoscope of Federico Gonzaga)
Constellations Southern hemisphereAraAs an altar
Planets Represented as planetary deities CyclesCycles of sevenMultiple images - Frescoes → Mantua, Palazzo Ducale, Camera dello Zodiaco (Leonbruno, 1521-1523, horoscope of Federico Gonzaga)
Decans and paranatellontaParanatellonta, by zodiac sign and decan LibraFirst Decan
Decans and paranatellontaDegrees, by zodiac sign ScorpioTwentieth degree: Camel
Decans and paranatellontaDegrees, by zodiac sign LeoTwentieth degree: Hand with banderole
HoroscopesSpecificGonzaga, Federico II (1500 May 16 or 17)
Further details
Leo (with the banderole, standing for its 20th degree), Virgo, Libra (with Ara, Paranatellonton for the third degree of Luna, Federico's locus fortunae), Scorpio (with the camel standing for its 20th degree), Sagittarius
ARTIST/CREATOR
Leonbruno, Lorenzo (1489-c1537)
DATE
1521 - 1523
LOCATION
Mantua, Palazzo Ducale
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Kristen Lippincott and Rodolfo Signorini, The Camera dello Zodiaco of Federico II Gonzaga, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 54 (1991), pp. 244-247)
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk