Time as Prudence siezes Occasion by the hair

Francesco de' Rossi1543/1545

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

These are two allegorical figures: the first is identified with Time, showing two heads (to represent the past and the future) and the body enveloped by a snake; the second is identified with Occasion, to grasp and hold. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Time as Prudence siezes Occasion by the hair
  • 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: w95 x h285 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Il tempo prende l'occasione per la chioma
  • Type: fresco painting
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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