The Arundel Zodiac | The Jewel that Made Men Look to the Stars

9 - 15 JULY | LONDON

The Arundel Zodiac is a rare 16th-century astrological intaglio set in a virtuoso enamelled gold pendant. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, discover the journey that this jewel made from one of the legendary museums in Italy to the private collection of a famed English lord. Learn how the style of compositions used to depict its famed Roman Gods can be seen in works by Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael. And see how its depiction of the astrological zodiac would inspire Italian Duke Federico II Gonzaga. This captivating jewel is just one of the highlights offered in the third series of Sotheby’s ‘Small Wonders: Early Gems and Jewels’ auctions (9 – 15 July)

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