Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
MantuaPalazzo d'ArcoSala dello ZodiacoMurals showing the zodiacal signs and grisailles beneath
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Myths Loves DejaniraDejanira and the centaur Eurytion
Leda
With Jupiter as a swan Without her children Leda seated
Dioscuri
MythsPollux refusing immortality without Castor
MythsPlaced in the firmament by Jupiter
WorshipTemple of Castor and Pollux
WorshipAs Patrons of sailors
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac GeminiSingle figureAs angels or putti
Constellations Zodiac GeminiRelated MythsPollux refuses immortality without Castor
Constellations Zodiac GeminiRelated MythsThe Dioscuri as protectors of mariners
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 Nero (54-68)
Ancient Roman emperors CyclesMantua, Palazzo d'Arco, Sala della Zodiaco (Falconetto)
Ancient Roman emperors Claudius (41-54)
Further details
de Tervarent sees in the right background the worship of Castor and Pollux in a temple, but there is only one statue. He identifies the dog as their attribute
ARTIST/CREATOR
Falconetto, Giovanni Maria (1468-1535)
DATE
1510 - 1520
LOCATION
Mantua, Palazzo d'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
3
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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