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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1845,0825.472

  • Description

    Mars; the deity in the sky identified by an inscription: 'MARTE' riding a chariot drawn by two horses; the wheels of the chariot with signs of the zodiac inscribed: 'SCARPIONE' and 'ARIETE'; below the various operations of war (a battle and some scenes of pillaging); in the right background a castle. c.1464 Engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1464 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 319 millimetres
    • Width: 214 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Below there are nine lines of text explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: 'MARTE E SEGNO MASCULINO POSTO NEL QUINTO CIELO MOLTO CALDO FOCOSO EA QUESTE PROPRIETA DAMARE MILITIA BATTAGLIE E UCCISIONI [...] 40 MINUTI PERDI ETPERORA UN MINUTO ET 4 SECONDI'.
  • Curator's comments

    The print belongs to the so-called 'original' series of 'Planets', a group of engravings created probably around 1464 in a style called by Hind 'Fine Manner'. For this group see the entry for Hind A.III.1a (1845-8-25-474). This is the first of the two states of the print in the BM (the second state: 1845-8-25-473). The very lightly engraved shading is considerably worn.

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  • Bibliography

    • TIB 24.2403.003 bibliographic details
    • Hind 1938-48 A.III.3a.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1845

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1845,0825.472

Mars; the deity in the sky identified by an inscription "MARTE" riding a chariot drawn by two hourses; the wheels of the chariot with signs of the zodiac inscribed "SCARPIONE" and "ARIETE"; below the various operations of war (a battle, the capture of some prisoners, the cavarly); in the r background a grand castle; nine lines of text below explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: "MARTE E SEGNO MASCULINO POSTO NEL QUINTO CIELO MOLTO CALDO FOCOSO EA QUESTE PROPRIETA DAMARE MILITIA BATTAGLIE E UCCISIONI [...] 40 MINUTI PERDI ETPERORA UN MINUTO ET 4 SECONDI".  c1460  Engraving

Mars; the deity in the sky identified by an inscription "MARTE" riding a chariot drawn by two hourses; the wheels of the chariot with signs of the zodiac inscribed "SCARPIONE" and "ARIETE"; below the various operations of war (a battle, the capture of some prisoners, the cavarly); in the r background a grand castle; nine lines of text below explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: "MARTE E SEGNO MASCULINO POSTO NEL QUINTO CIELO MOLTO CALDO FOCOSO EA QUESTE PROPRIETA DAMARE MILITIA BATTAGLIE E UCCISIONI [...] 40 MINUTI PERDI ETPERORA UN MINUTO ET 4 SECONDI". c1460 Engraving

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