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Saturn (Cronos for the Greeks) is seated in the middle: he, the god of sowing and the protector of agriculture, is offered by men and women the first fruits of earth, flowers, honey. Near the god rests the capricorn, zodiac sign of the Duke Cosimo I de' Medici, while on the right the goddess of Chance holds the elements composing the Duke's symbol, the turtle with the sail. On the left appears the goddess Demetra (or Ceres), Mother Earth, with the horn of abundance. Photo: Raffaello Bencini

Details

  • Title: The first fruits from earth offered to Saturn
  • Date Created: 1555/1557
  • painter: Giorgio Vasari
  • Theme: Mythological subject
  • Second artist name: Cristofano Gherardi
  • Second artist death place: Borgo San Sepolcro
  • Second artist death date: 1556
  • Second artist birth place: Borgo San Sepolcro
  • Second artist birth date: 1508
  • Physical Dimensions: w687 x h285 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: The first fruits from earth offered to Saturn
  • Type: fresco painting
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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