Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
MantuaPalazzo d'ArcoSala dello ZodiacoFrieze at the top of the wall
MantuaPalazzo d'ArcoSala dello ZodiacoMurals showing the zodiacal signs and grisailles beneath
GODS & MYTHS
Argonauts, Jason and Medea
Death of Pelias Pelias remains dead despite the magic potion
Medea kills her children Alone
Europa
Rape of Europa Jupiter disguised as a bull The bull in the waterEuropa reclining on the bull
HISTORY
Ancient
Mucius Scaevola
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac AriesSingle figureWithout a ring around its body
Constellations Zodiac AriesRelated MythsPhrixus and Helle (Hyginus, II, 20, 1-2)
Constellations Zodiac AriesRelated MythsBacchus and Hammon (Hyginus II, 20, 4)
Constellations Zodiac AriesRelated MythsJason and Medea
Constellations Zodiac AriesRelated MythsMuscius Scaevola
Constellations Zodiac CyclesMultiple imagesZodiac only - in calendars or linked to the Months → Mantua, Palazzo d'Arco (Giovanni Maria Falconetto, 1510-1520)
Geography
Topography Countries A-ZItalyVeronaAmphitheatre
PORTRAITS
Rulers
Ancient Roman emperors Julius Caesar
Ancient Roman emperors CyclesMantua, Palazzo d'Arco, Sala della Zodiaco (Falconetto)
Ancient Roman emperors Augustus (63BC-14AD)
Further details
According to de Tervarent, Medea killing her children is in the right background, and Aries placed at the firmament (because of Phrixos, or because of Hammon's offerings to Bacchus) at the top right. He has no explanation for Mucius Scaevola; the middle-ground may show the death of Pelias
ARTIST/CREATOR
Falconetto, Giovanni Maria (1468-1535)
DATE
1510 - 1520
LOCATION
Mantua, Palazzo d'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
1
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Guy de Tervarent, Les fresques zodiacales du palais d'Arco à Mantoue, Bulletin de la Classe de Beaux-Arts, Brussels 45 (1963), pp. 244-265
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RELATIONS
Census database (main section)
Census database (lower part)
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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