Carved Book Cover
Finely carved in relief depicting Chronos (in ancient Greek mythology he was The Father time and god of harvest and a member of the Titans), enchained with his Scythe and hourglass. Standing by his side, a woman clad in stars holding the sun in one hand and an ouroboros (eternity) in the other, a swan at her feet. Sun rays above amongst scrolling clouds. Mounted on contemporary green velvet.
Provenance: Boston Athenaeum
*European. 16th century
Dimensions without mount: H: 7 in.(17.8cm) x 5.7 in. (14.5 cm)
Dimensions with mount: H:10 in. (25.4 cm) x 9 in. (22.9 cm) x 1.5 in. (3.8 cm)