The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Planet Mercury as a Doctor on Horseback

Object Details

Title:

The Planet Mercury as a Doctor on Horseback

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

German

Place:

Augsburg, Germany; Ulm, Germany (Place Created)

Date:

shortly after 1464

Medium:

Watercolor and ink on paper bound between original wood boards covered with original pigskin

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig XII 8 (83.MO.137), fol. 49

Dimensions:

Leaf: 30.6 × 22.1 cm (12 1/16 × 8 11/16 in.)

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Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Ten Centuries of Manuscript Illumination in Germany and Central Europe (July 21 to October 18, 1998)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 21 to October 18, 1998
From this World to Others: One Thousand Years of the History of Astronomy (December 1, 2000 to May 13, 2001)
  • The Huntington Library (San Marino), December 1, 2000 to May 13, 2001
The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts (October 11, 2016 to January 1, 2017)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 11, 2016 to January 1, 2017