Hero and Heroine (detail)
La Manta Castle, Piedmont
Allegory of March – Triumph of Minerva and sign of Aries - Francesco del Cossa (1436–1487)
1468 – 1470
500 × 320 cm
Hall of the Months, Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara, Italy
Angel Gabriel 1527-28, Jacopo Pontormo. Fresco. Cappella Capponi, Santa Felicita, Florence
Allegory of March: Triumph of Minerva, fresco, Francesco del Cossa. Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara, Italy, ~1436
In the second face ascendeth a form of a woman, outwardly cloathed with a red garment, and under it a white, spreading abroad over her feet, and this image causeth nobleness, height of a Kingdom, and greatness of dominion
-Henry Cornelius Agrippa
Persephone, from Magdalensberg (fresco), Roman / Landesmuseum, Klagenfurt, Austria / De Agostini Picture Library / E. Lessing / The Bridgeman Art Library
Maenad riding a panther, Roman Fresco recovered from Vesuvian ash at Stabiae on the Bay of Naples I century bc/ I century CE; Naples
Ταυροκαθάψια (The Bull-Leaping Fresco), at Knossos in Crete. (Detail)
The Hand of God (ca. 1123), a fresco from the ceiling of Sant Climent de Taull, Barcelona; on display at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona.
Roman, Fresco fragment with a Muse (probably Melpomene, the muse of Tragedy), 1-75 AD (source).
One of the most celebrated Minoan frescos, the Prince of Lillies, from Crete, dated to circa 1550 BC.
Like most surviving Minoan frescos, the Prince of Lillies, is fragmentary. The reconstruction of it has been much-debated since it was discovered in 1901. The archaeologist who found the fresco, Sir Arthur Evans, described it as a “Priest-King” figure, though some also suggest that it resembles a woman because of the head-dress.
For those interested, Maria C. Shaw wrote an interesting paper on the topic, The “Priest-King” Fresco from Knossos: Man, Woman, Priest, King, or Someone Else?
Courtesy & currently located at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Greece. Photo taken by Dimitris Agelakis.