The Warburg Institute Iconographic Database
The Warburg Institute Iconographic Database contains digitised images from the Institute's Photographic Collection and Library. The material for which the Warburg Institute holds the copyrights is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 Unported License.
Search by iconographic keywords or browse the iconographic classification system.
To search by artist, date, location, or other parameters, please use the advanced search menu.
The iconographic classification system of the database is based on that of the Warburg Institute Photographic Collection. Please note, however, that the database is not the digital equivalent of the Photographic collection.
The Warburg Institute Iconographic Database is a work-in-progress. The holdings of the Photographic Collection are being digitised per section. The first section to be completed is our selection of photos from astronomical and astrological manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance (look under 'Magic & Science: Astronomy and Astrology' or search for 'astronomy'). We are currently entering the contents of the Gods & Myths section (some 40,000 photos of subjects from classical mythology), a project generously sponsored by the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Studies (University of London), which we hope to complete by September 2013.
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