Sandro Botticelli, La Primavera (Spring), 1481-1482, tempera on panel, 80 x 123 1/2" or 203 x 314 (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence)
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
Note: The figure at the far right is the God Mercury (not Mars), who may represent the month of May, stirring the clouds to cause the weather to change. In fact the painting may show, right to left, a progression through the months of spring.
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