Sol (the Sun), Johan Gregor van der Schardt, c. 1570 - c. 1581

Sol (the Sun), Johan Gregor van der Schardt, c. 1570 - c. 1581

bronze (metal), h 45.7cm × w 21.0cm × d 13.0cm. More details

The sun is portrayed in the guise of a young man with an idealized muscular body, and a mask encircled by rays of light before his face. He is accompanied by a lion, the astrological symbol of the sun. This statuette may have been part of a spectacular table fountain, although it is questionable whether this lavish ornament was ever completed.

On display in room 2.1

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