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Benvenuto Cellini's Saliera | by Istvan
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Benvenuto Cellini's Saliera

As exhibited in Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. The goldened piece of art was completed in 1543 for Francis I of France.

 

Though there is an allegorical illusion for Earth and Sea, respectively, as it is, it turned out to be the original archetype, the basic pattern of the introductory setting of all later "mutual pleasure" images.

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Taken on December 21, 2018