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Past Exhibition

Allegory of Vanitas

Silver medal depicting a woman with hair elaborately pinned up beneath a diadem, wearing pearl teardrop earrings, a necklace ending in a pearl pendant that hangs between her bare breasts, a cape, and a gown, pinned with a sunburst brooch

Cup inset with Jan de Vos (ca. 1578–after 1619)
Allegory of Vanitas, dated 1614
Silver, with gilding
Cup: 5 1/16 × 3 15/16 × 4 in. (12.8 × 10 × 10.2 cm)
Medal only: 2 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (5.7 × 4.4 cm)
Scher Collection

Cat. 77