Raffaello (Urbino 1483 - Roma 1520)

"Astronomy" (1508), Rome, Vaticani Museums, Hall of the Marking.

The fresco of Rafael represents, according to a recent hypothesis, the sky in Rome to the moment of the election to pontifical of Giulio I, happened onI October 31, 1503, three hours after the sunset. The pope of the Oak was so confident in the prognostications of the astrologers, that postponed the day of his own crowning to attend a favorable sky.

 

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