JuneSmalt. 3rd century. Inv. No. E.1096.Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage MuseumPhoto by Sergey Sosnovskiy
Smalt. 3rd century.
Inv. No. E.1096.
Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum
(Санкт-Петербург, Государственный Эрмитаж).
The boy above whose head there is a latin inscription “Junius” personified the month June for Romans. The still-life glorifies generous fertility of the summer and rich gifts of the sea. This is a part of a big composition of an original calendar with the allegorical images of all months, the ground, the sun and the moon.