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.

Left niche

Natural philosophy side.

Apollo god of healing.

In the reliefs underneath: wrath and cupidity.

(p. 55)

Right niche

Moral philosophy side.

Minerva with her shield, upon which the Gorgon is sculpted.

The relief under Minerva represents Virtue elevated upon the clouds.

(p. 55)


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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