Allegory of Jealousy?

Allegory of Jealousy?

16th century

Peter Flötner

(German, 1485-1546)

Gilt bronze

Overall: 6.2 x 8.7 cm (2 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1952.460


The meaning of a small blindfolded child wielding a knife at an elderly couple is uncertain. Instead of a myth or historical subject, it more likely personifies an emotion.

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Type of artwork: 
Gilt bronze

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