Friday, April 28, 2006

(11) Saint Jerome, constellations

A painting of St. Jerome in Ghent, usually attributed to Hieronymus Bosch, can be read as a star map. The lion is Leo, St. Jerome is Virgo, his cardinal's hat is Libra, and below the three zodiac constellations a floating spherical object is the constellation Crater, a small bird is Corvo, and the water is Hydra.


Post a Comment

<< Home