The Sun in Roman mythology

The Sun in Roman mythology

V700/0352 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.1MB

Downloadable file size: 1.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Sun in Roman mythology. 15th century artwork of the Sun (left) represented as a mythological character riding a horse-drawn chariot across the sky. In Roman mythology, the Sun was represented by Apollo, the god of light, shown here wearing a shining crown and sitting on a glowing chariot. The symbol on the chariot's wheel is the zodiacal sign of Leo, for which the Sun is the ruling planet. The artwork is from a 1488 edition of a Latin star atlas called Poeticon Astronomicon. Thought to be by a "Hyginus", possibly from the first century BC, this star atlas was republished several times in the medieval period, with woodcut engravings of the stars and constellations.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1488, 15th century, adult, animal, antiquity, apollo, artwork, astrological, astrology, astronomical, astronomy, black-and-white, chariot, charioteering, classical, controlling, cut out, cut-out, cutout, deity, engraving, fauna, gaius julius hyginus, god, historical, history, history of science, horoscope, horse, human, illustration, latin, legend, leo, lion, male, medieval, monochrome, myth, mythological figure, mythology, people, person, poeticon astronomicon, research, riding, roman, sol, solar, space, star sign, steering, sun, zodiac

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.