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Zeus as God of Heavens

Zeus as God of the Heavens

An allegory of astrology; a figure from classical mythology supporting a large celestial globe on a rocky outcrop, on which is inscribed the scales of the ‘Libra’ sign. A compass and slab with scrolls of geometrical designs are resting against the base of the rock lower left. After François Verdier (1651 – 1730).

 

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