The Feast of the Gods, Paulus Willemsz. van Vianen, 1604

The Feast of the Gods, Paulus Willemsz. van Vianen, 1604

silver, h 25.8cm × w 35.0cm × t 1.0cm. More details

In the centre foreground is the seated figure of Saturn, with a scythe and an hourglass. His wife, Rhea, is at the far right. With their sons Jupiter (ruler of the sky), Pluto (ruler of the underworld) and Neptune (ruler of the sea) and other gods, they partake of a meal, which, however, does not seem in the least bit festive. The gloom cast over this scene clouds our understanding of its meaning.

On display in gallery 2.3 Paulus van Vianen

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