TURA, Cosmè
(b. ca. 1430, Ferrara, d. 1495, Ferrara)

Allegory of June: Triumph of Mercury

Fresco, 500 x 320 cm
Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara

The upper scene depicts the Triumph of Mercury as an allegory of June, to the left, men in a discussion and boys playing instruments, to the right, a shop and the beheaded Argus. In the centre the astrological symbol Cancer. Below, Duke Borso and his train riding toward the palace, receives petitioners, in the background landscape with the Po River.

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