Allegory
Dutch painter active in the 16th century.
Oil on canvas. 70 × 102.5 cm.
Moscow, The Tolstaya Collection

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.
Keywords: ελληνική μυθολογία mythologia graeca greek mythology mitologia greca griechische mythologie grecque 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
History of Ancient Rome