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Painted and gilded wood, marble top
Overall: 95.3 x 107.3 x 62.9 cm (37 1/2 x 42 1/4 x 24 3/4 in.)
Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Collection by exchange 1968.31
Father Time’s scythe symbolizes natural cycles, like the harvest, and time's unstoppable flow that cuts down all living things.
The marble tabletop is supported by a gilded wooden figure of Father Time (or “Chronos”) adorned with his typical attributes of wings, a scythe, and an hourglass. The metaphorical weight of his eternal role is emphasized as he bears the heavy stone slab on his shoulders while reaching up to ensure its balance.
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