Ptolemy Ptolémée


2nd Century A.D. - IIe siècle après J.C.

Iconography of Ptolemy's Portrait
Iconographie du portrait de Ptolémée

1509-1510 Raphaël

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio 1483-1520), Detail of Ptolemy and Strabo in the School of Athens (Scuola di Atene), 1509-1510, Vaticano, Stanza della Segnatura.

Raphaël (Raffaello Sanzio 1483-1520), Détail de Ptolémée et Strabon dans l'École d'Athènes (Scuola di Atene), 1509-1510, Vaticano, Stanza della Segnatura.


1. Plato (p. 53) pointing to the sky: "symbolizes the motion of cosmological thought, which rises above the tangible world to the world of ideas (p. 34)".

Aristotle's disciples

2. Aristotle (p. 53) pointing outward: "symbolizes the arrangement of the world according to ethics (p. 34)".

11. A disciple of Aristotle "who, having departed from below from the school of Archimedes as thogh matematics were terminated, directs humself upward toward philisophy, and as he ascends the steps he seems to ask for the master (p. 55)."

12. Another man who points out Aristotle and Plato to n° 11 (p. 55).


28. "Diogenes isolated on the steps (p. 22)". "Diogenes is seen alone, set apart: [...] a cynic in his expression, in his bearing, in his attitude (p. 52)."


Click on each image for identifications of persons with numbers and diagrams
Cliquez sur chaque image pour une identification des personnages avec numéros et diagrammes




Pierre Perroud, Athena Raphaël, The School of Athens, Université de Genève.


Hall 1997 - Hall, Marcia B. (edit.), Giovanni Pietro Bellori, Heinrich Wölfflin, Ralph E. Lieberman, Janis Bell, Timothy Verdon, Ingrid D. Rowland and Alice Sedgwick Wohl, Raphael's School of Athens, Cambridge (U.K.), Cambridge University Press, 1997, 182 p., ill.. PAGES NUMBERS ALL REFER TO THIS BOOK.
mise à jour le 9 janvier 2001

Ptolemy Ptolémée


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