Volta della Sala Borgia nel Palazzo Vaticano Ove Sono Espressi I Pianeti le Ore del Giorno ed I Segni Dello Zodiaco dall'Immortal Raffaele Sanzio D'urbino.
A study of the fresco on one ceilings of the Borgia Apartments in the Apostolic Palace of the Vatican. The first plate, which contains the title as above, shows the complete ceiling, but wrongly ascribes the work to Raphael rather than Bernardino di Betto (known as Pinturicchio). Executed between 1492-4, the designs include Zodiac signs and illustrations of the bodies of the solar system as Roman gods in chariots, shown as detail in the other seven plates. Each of these is printed from two plates: an oval for the central illustration and a rectangular one for the decorative border.
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