Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
MantuaPalazzo d'ArcoSala dello ZodiacoMurals showing the zodiacal signs and grisailles beneath
GODS & MYTHS
Giants
Gigantomachia Giants with serpent legs Miscellaneous
Ganymede
Ganymede as cup-bearer Jupiter in human form
Astraea
Astraea leaving the unjust men, being elevated to the stars
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac VirgoSingle figureWith wings
Constellations Zodiac VirgoRelated MythsAstraea (Hyginus, II, 25, 1)
Constellations Zodiac VirgoRelated MythsGanymede
Constellations Zodiac AquariusRelated MythsGanymede as Jupiter's butler (Hyginus, II, 29)
Constellations Zodiac CyclesMultiple imagesZodiac only - in calendars or linked to the Months → Mantua, Palazzo d'Arco (Giovanni Maria Falconetto, 1510-1520)
Time
Months Occupations of the months CyclesMantua, Palazzo d'Arco (Giovanni Maria Falconetto, 1510-1520, not all images include months)
Geography
Topography Countries A-ZItalyRavennaMausoleum of Theodoricus
PORTRAITS
Rulers
Ancient Roman emperors Titus (79-81)
Ancient Roman emperors Domitian (81-96)
Ancient Roman emperors CyclesMantua, Palazzo d'Arco, Sala della Zodiaco (Falconetto)
Further details
de Tervarent regards the scenes in the background as contrast of the world before and after Astraea left earth for heven; he suggests that the figures at the front are Ganymede and Jupiter, shown erroneously here and not for Aquarius
ARTIST/CREATOR
Falconetto, Giovanni Maria (1468-1535)
DATE
1510 - 1520
LOCATION
Mantua, Palazzo d'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
6
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)
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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