Chronos clock in Sienna marble
A gilt and patinated bronze mantel clock representing a winged Chronos overhanging the mechanism mounted inside of the Sienna marble rectangular-based body of the clock.The figural mantel clock was very popular during the French Restoration. The part containing the movement, often a boundary stone, remains much as before, independent of the characters that make up the subject. Linked more or less directly to mythological figures, allegories that could be called "serious" are particularly popular include, among others, Arts, Science, Music or Time in the usual shape of a bearded old man.
In Greek mythology, Chronos is a primordial god personifying the time. It appears mostly in the Orphic tradition, and is often confused with Chronos, king of the Titans in late traditions. It is an immaterial being, appeared to the creation of the world. It is represented in contemporary culture, in the guise of an old man with a long beard, wearing a toga and holding a scythe, often an hourglass.
Dim: W: 8,3 in - D: 5,9in - H: 21,3in.
Dim: L:21cm, P:15cm, H:54cm.
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