PIERO DI COSIMO
(b. 1462, Firenze, d. 1521, Firenze)

Hunting Scene

1490s
Panel, 70 x 170 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Francesco del Pugliese, a wealthy cloth merchant, commissioned from Piero di Cosimo a series of panels representing the early history of humanity. This panel from the series depicts a battle between humans, a great variety of animals, and half-human creatures such as centaurs and satyrs.




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