'Urania', Peter Flötner

'Urania', Peter Flötner

'Urania'
Peter Flötner (about 1490-1546)
Germany (Nuremberg)
About 1540-6
Gilded bronze
Museum no. A.26-1954

Urania was one of the Muses, the goddesses of creative inspiration. She represented Astronomy. Her attributes are a compass, which she holds in her left hand and a globe on which she stands.