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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1845,0825.476

  • Description

    Moon; the goddess in the sky identified by an inscription: 'LUNA' riding a chariot drawn by two women; the wheel of the chariot decorated with a crab, sign of the zodiac Cancer; below activities influenced by the goddess (eg. fishing, hunting); in the centre, on a pillar, a clock inscribed with the hours of the day and a bridge on which some villagers transport sacks on the back of two mules to a mill. c.1464. Engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1464 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 324 millimetres
    • Width: 216 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Below there are eleven lines of text explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: 'LALUNA EPIANETA FEMININO POSTO NEPRIMO CIELO FREDA HE UMIDA ET FLEMATICHA [...] IN 2 DI E 13 ORA E QUESTO SECONDO EMOVIMENTO DI MEZO'.
  • Curator's comments

    The print belongs to the so-called 'original' series of 'Planets', a group of engravings created probably around 1460 in a style called by Hind 'Fine Manner'. For this group see the entry for Hind A.III.1a (1845-8-25-474).

  • Bibliography

    • TIB 24.2403.007 bibliographic details
    • Hind 1938-48 A.III.7a.I bibliographic details
    • Lippincott 1999 p.46, cat.036 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    1999-2000, Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, The Story of Time

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1845

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1845,0825.476

Moon; the goddess in the sky identified by an inscription "LUNA" riding a chariot drawn by two women; a wheel of the chariot is figured with the sign of the zodiac Cancer; below the various lunatic activities (eg. fishing, hunting); in the centre, on a pillar, a clock inscribed with the hours of the day; eleven lines of text below explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: "LALUNA EPIANETA FEMININO POSTO NEPRIMO CIELO FREDA HE UMIDA ET FLEMATICHA [...] IN 2 DI E 13 ORA E QUESTO SECONDO EMOVIMENTO DI MEZO".  c1460  Engraving

Moon; the goddess in the sky identified by an inscription "LUNA" riding a chariot drawn by two women; a wheel of the chariot is figured with the sign of the zodiac Cancer; below the various lunatic activities (eg. fishing, hunting); in the centre, on a pillar, a clock inscribed with the hours of the day; eleven lines of text below explaining the quality of the planet and its influence on mankind: "LALUNA EPIANETA FEMININO POSTO NEPRIMO CIELO FREDA HE UMIDA ET FLEMATICHA [...] IN 2 DI E 13 ORA E QUESTO SECONDO EMOVIMENTO DI MEZO". c1460 Engraving

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