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Chronos

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Chronos

€60.00 €75.00

Chronos is the personification of time in pre-Socratic philosophy and later literature. Chronos already was confused with, or perhaps consciously identified with, the TItan Chronus in antiquity due to the similarity in names.The identification became more widespread during the Renaissance, giving rise to the allegory of "Father Time" wielding the harvesting scythe.  He was depicted in Greco-Roman mosaics as a man turning the Zodiac Wheel.Chronos might also be contrasted with the deity Aion as cyclical Time . Chronos is usually portrayed as an old, wise man with a long, grey beard, similar to Father Time. In some Greek sources, Kairos is mentioned as a brother of Chronos. However, other sources point out that it is his son.

Dimensions : 27,5 cm


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