Iconography
ANTIQUITIES
Obelisks
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
MantuaPalazzo d'ArcoSala dello ZodiacoMurals showing the zodiacal signs and grisailles beneath
GODS & MYTHS
Pan
Myths Pan suggests to Jupiter to turn into animals
Amazons
Battle of Amazons (Amazonomachia) Sarcophagi and Renaissance copies thereafter
Census of Antique Art known to the RenaissanceKnown PrototypesSarcophagiRome, Palazzo Salviati, Vatican Museums, British Museum, inv. 1805,0703.135
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac CapricornusSingle figureAs a fish-goat
Constellations Zodiac CapricornusRelated MythsWhen escaping from Typhon to Egypt, Pan suggests to Jupiter to turn into animals (Hyginus, II, 28)
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)
PORTRAITS
Rulers
Ancient Roman emperors CyclesMantua, Palazzo d'Arco, Sala della Zodiaco (Falconetto)
Ancient Roman emperors Pertinax (193)
Ancient Roman emperors Avidius Cassius (unsuccessful usurper, 175)
Further details
Tentative identification of the mythological scened by de Tervarent
ARTIST/CREATOR
Falconetto, Giovanni Maria (1468-1535)
DATE
1510 - 1520
LOCATION
Mantua, Palazzo d'Arco, Sala dello Zodiaco
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
10
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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