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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1845,0825.470

  • Description

    Sun; the deity in the sky riding on a fiery chariot drawn by four hourses; a wheel of the chariot with a sign of the zodiac inscribed: 'LEO'; below many athletes engaged in martial exercises and trials of strength; on the right a king seated judging the contests, with a young counsellor at his side whose left leg is inscribed: 'DROIT MANT'; in the left background three men worship at an altar lettered: 'AVE REGINA' on the frieze. c.1464. Engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1464 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 323 millimetres
    • Width: 216 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Below there are eight lines of text explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: 'SOLE EPIANETA MASCULINO POSTO NELQUARTO CIELO CALDO ESECHO INFOCATO CHOLERICO [...] UN GRADO ET INUNA HORA VA 2 MINUTI ET 30 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: 1845-8-25-471).

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  • Bibliography

    • TIB 24.2403.004 bibliographic details
    • Hind 1938-48 A.III.4a.I bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1845

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1845,0825.470

Sun; the deity in the sky riding on a chariot drawn by four hourses; a wheel of the chariot with a sign of the zodiac inscribed "LEO"; below many athletes engaged in martial exercises and trials of strenght; on the r a king seated judging the contests, with a young counsellor at his side whose l leg is inscribed "DROIT MANT"; in the r background are represented worships at a Renaissance altar lettered "AVE REGINA" on the frieze; eight lines of text below explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: "SOLE EPIANETA MASCULINO POSTO NELQUARTO CIELO CALDO ESECHO INFOCATO CHOLERICO [...] UN GRADO ET INUNA HORA VA 2 MINUTI ET 30 SECONDI".  c1460  Engraving

Sun; the deity in the sky riding on a chariot drawn by four hourses; a wheel of the chariot with a sign of the zodiac inscribed "LEO"; below many athletes engaged in martial exercises and trials of strenght; on the r a king seated judging the contests, with a young counsellor at his side whose l leg is inscribed "DROIT MANT"; in the r background are represented worships at a Renaissance altar lettered "AVE REGINA" on the frieze; eight lines of text below explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: "SOLE EPIANETA MASCULINO POSTO NELQUARTO CIELO CALDO ESECHO INFOCATO CHOLERICO [...] UN GRADO ET INUNA HORA VA 2 MINUTI ET 30 SECONDI". c1460 Engraving

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