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Allegorical Group of Victory Supported by Valor

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

1700/10

Artist:

Francesco Bertos
Italian, active c.1693—1739

About this artwork

Francesco Bertos specialized in creating allegorical groups of great complexity in marble and bronze. Pyramidal in shape, these works consist of multiple figures generally embodying the triumph of virtue over vice. Here the subject is a winged personification of victory standing on a unicorn, the symbol of purity, and supported by the mythical Greek hero Hercules (wearing the hide of the lion he killed in the first of his 12 labors), representing valor. Below are figures who personify riches, prudence, agriculture and abundance, and honor overcoming deceit.

Status

On View, Gallery 215

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Francesco Bertos

Title

Allegorical Group of Victory Supported by Valor

Place

Venice (Object made in)

Date

1700–1710

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

88.9 × 39.1 × 36.8 cm (35 × 15 5/8 × 14 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Elizabeth R. Vaughan Fund

Reference Number

1964.158

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