tazza 1631

Christiaen van Vianen

Room 47

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About this artwork

This valuable drinking dish by the Utrecht silversmith Christiaan van Vianen shows an almost naked Ceres, goddess of fertility. She has a sheaf of corn in her left arm and points with her right hand at a loaf of bread and several pieces of fruit lying on the table. In the foreground to the left there is a shell-shaped basket. The background shows a landscape in which a man and woman are harvesting. The foot is a seated Bacchus figure.

About the creator

Christiaen van Vianen

Utrecht 1600 - Londen 1667

Object details

material and technique: silver-gilt
kind of object: tazza
creditline: Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1939
inventory number: MBZ 143 (KN&V)