Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
MantuaPalazzo d'ArcoSala dello ZodiacoMurals showing the zodiacal signs and grisailles beneath
GODS & MYTHS
Jupiter
Myths Infancy Infant Jupiter with the goat Amalthea
Sea deities and animals
Groups of Sea deities and monsters Friezes
Europa
Rape of Europa Jupiter disguised as a bull The bull in the waterEuropa reclining on the bull
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac TaurusSingle figureBull whole
Constellations Zodiac TaurusRelated MythsRape of Europa (Hyginus, II, 21, 1)
Constellations Zodiac CyclesMultiple imagesZodiac only - in calendars or linked to the Months → Mantua, Palazzo d'Arco (Giovanni Maria Falconetto, 1510-1520)
PORTRAITS
Rulers
Ancient Roman emperors CyclesMantua, Palazzo d'Arco, Sala della Zodiaco (Falconetto)
Ancient Roman emperors Tiberius (14-37)
Ancient Roman emperors Caligula (37-41)
Further details
In the foreground Jupiter nurtured by Amalthea, in the background the Rape of Europa, at the top left Juupiter placing the bull in the firmament
ARTIST/CREATOR
Falconetto, Giovanni Maria (1468-1535)
DATE
1510 - 1520
LOCATION
Mantua, Palazzo d'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
2
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
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