Friday, September 19, 2008


Myths, folklore, and symbolism
Fruit: Fruit, sometimes flowing from a cornucopia, is the attribute of Ceres, goddess of agriculture; of abundance and of Summer, one of the four seasons, both of which Ceres may personify. A basket of fruit is the attribute of the goddess Pomona; of Taste, one of the five senses. A bowl of fruit belongs to Charity; also to the fat figure of Gluttony. Angels bring baskets of fruit to Christ in the wilderness. (Dictionary of Subjects & Symbols in Art)

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