The Heaven of the Moon

The Heaven of the Moon

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Caption: The Heaven of the Moon Whole folio Paradiso Canto II. Beatrice explains to Dante the appearance of the Moon. Dante and Beatrice hover above two smiths working at an anvil; eclipse of the sun; a youth with candle behind him looks at his reflection in three mirrors; Heaven of the Moon; snow falling Image taken from Divine Comedy. Originally published in Italy Tuscany; circa 1450. Author Dante Alighieri, Illustrated by Diovanni di Paolo.

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Keywords: astronomical object, astronomy, beatrice, blacksmith, dante, dante alighieri, diovanni di paolo, divine comedy, historical, history, italian, moon, occupation

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