The allegory of Time and Truth just took flight in painting in the Renaissance before beginning to be featured in sculpture as late as the 19th Century and was a pretty unusual theme in artwork. In the allegory Truth is depicted as a proud young woman whose the dark, gnarled body of Father Time reveals fair, voluptuous beauty. His scythe and time?s chariot symbolize departure. Mirror and the snake, parrot Truth holds symbolizes her enemies: devit, dressing table and sensuousness. While all earthly things lay at her feet, truth's symbol, the sun, beams above.
Other artworks depicting the complicated allegory of Time Unveiling Truth are paintings by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Bronzio:
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