Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Italy
RomePalazzo PamphiljGalleria
GODS & MYTHS
Assembly of the Gods
LITERATURE
Ancient
Vergil Aeneid Book VIII: Vision of the river god Tiber, journey to king Evander of Pallantium, Venus brings Aeneas new armsvv. 608-625: Venus presenting arms to Aeneas
Vergil Aeneid CyclesRome, Palazzo Pamphilj (Pietro da Cortona, 1651-1654)Engravings after the series by Carlo Cesio
Vergil Aeneid Book XII: Duel between Aeneas and Turnusvv. 759-842: Jupiter instructs Juno to abandon Turnus
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Coats-of-Arms
Clergy Popes Innocent X Pamphilj (reg. 1644-1655)Allusions to the Pamphilj arms (dove, olive branch, lily)
Further details
The composition consists of images 8 (placed upside down) and image 9; Preimesberger suggests that this image is an extension of Vergil's text and shows the reconciliation of Venus (with dove), Juno (with lily) and Minerva (with olive branch), which also all allude to the Pamphilj arms
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cesio, Carlo (1622-1682) after Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669)
DATE
circa 1661
LOCATION
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
PAGE/FOLIO/PLATE NUMBER
9
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Bartsch (XXI.117.73)
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Rudolf Preimesberger, Pontifex Romanus per Aeneam Praesignatus. Die Galleria Pamphilj und ihre Fresken, Römisches Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte 16 (1976), pp. 221-286
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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