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

Allegory of September

Fresco, 500 x 320 cm
Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara

The upper scene depicts the triumphal car of Maia, to the left Vulcan's smithy, to the right the love nest of Mars and Venus. In the centre the astrological symbol Libra. Below, grape harvest, setting out on a hunt, Duke Borso receives ambassadors.

The attribution to Tura is debated, some scholars attribute it to Ercole de'Roberti.

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