Allegory.

Dutch painter active in the 16th century.
Oil on canvas. 70 × 102.5 cm.

Moscow, The Tolstaya Collection

Description:
The painting depicts Demeter, known as Ceres to the Romans, the Greek goddess of the corn-bearing earth and of agriculture, and the allegoric figures of putti personifying the four elements  Earth, Water, Air, and Fire.
Credits:
1985 The Classical tradition in European painting. From the Renaissance to the Early 20th Century. Moscow, Sovetsky Khudozhnik Publishers, 1985, p. 55, ill. 13.
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Keywords: Allegory Dutch painter active Oil on canvas Demeter Demetra Ceres Cerere putti personification four element elements Earth Water Air Fire sickle reaping-hook crescent ear ears wreath from oar sheaf
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