This is an allegory identified with Time, "that regulates the weights with the scales". More precisely - as the winged feet show - it is the personification of the Greek Kairos, that is the brief moment that can be crucial in a human life, the occasion one must grasp. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Time as Occasion (Kairos)
  • Creator Lifespan: 1510 - 1563
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Roma
  • Creator Birth Place: Firenze
  • Date Created: 1543/1545
  • painter: Francesco Salviati
  • Theme: allegorical subject
  • Physical Dimensions: w140 x h275 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Tempo come Occasione (Kairos)
  • Type: fresco painting
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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