CAMPAGNA, Girolamo
(b. ca. 1549, Verona, d. 1625, Venezia)

Salt Cellar

1590s
Bronze
Galleria Franchetti, Ca' d'Oro, Venice

This amusing bronze by the Veronese sculptor Girolamo Campagna is a salt cellar. The figure holds a sea shell with water lapping over its edge, a charming allusion to the source of salt.