Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
MantuaPalazzo DucaleCamera del Zodiaco
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac SagittariusSingle figureAs a centaur → With nude torso
Constellations Zodiac CapricornusSingle figureAs a fish-goat
Constellations Zodiac AquariusSingle figurePouring water from a single urn
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)
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 CyclesCycles of sevenMultiple images - Frescoes → Mantua, Palazzo Ducale, Camera dello Zodiaco (Leonbruno, 1521-1523, horoscope of Federico Gonzaga)
Decans and paranatellontaDegrees, by zodiac sign ScorpioTwentieth degree: Camel
HoroscopesSpecificGonzaga, Federico II (1500 May 16 or 17)
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Fortune (Fortuna) With attributesRudder
Further details
Scorpio (with the camel standing for its 20th degree), Sagittarius, Capricornus (with Fortuna, standing for Federico's pars fortunae), Luna in Aquarius
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 Kress Foundation
Contact
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