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Temperance

Artus Quellinus the Elderbefore 1666

Royal Palace Amsterdam

Royal Palace Amsterdam

The bridle in the hands of this figure shows that it represents Temperance.

Additional information:
Temperance uses her bridle to rein in human passions. Temperance is one of the four cardinal virtues, with which the city fathers identified.

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  • Title: Temperance
  • Date Created: before 1666
  • Sculptor: Artus Quellinus
  • Place Part Of: Netherlands
  • Display: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Description: Plaster and guilded
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: © Stichting Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam. Photo: Wim Ruigrok., ©Stichting Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam

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