14 May 2009
A PAIR OF LARGE FRENCH GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF THE SEASONS
Representing Ceres and Pomona, personifications of Summer and Autumn
78 in. (198 cm.) high; 30 in. (76 cm.) wide; 23 in. (59 cm.) deep; and 76 in. (193 cm.) high; 34 in. (86.5 cm.) wide; 23 in. (59 cm.) deep (2)
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Garlanded nymphs emblematic of The Seasons of Summer and Autumn bear Ceres' cornucopia and Bacchic vines, while also serving to evoke the Elements of Earth and Water. The former stands beside corn and the latter beside a water-issuing urn.
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