Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Cesare Quaranta
    active circa 1513–1539
    born: Cava de’Tirreni, Crown of Aragon (present-day Italy)
  • Fortitude, circa 1513–1515
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • marble
  • Object Height/Width: 59 x 81 cm
    Object Height/Width: 23 1/4 x 31 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Elizabeth M. Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1965.0016
Label Text

Figure identified as Fortitude is depicted as a youthful woman in soft flowing drapery, sandals, turban and earrings. She is seated beside a scroll bracket which is decorated with a combination of foliate motifs, rosettes, and architectural moldings surmounted with balls. Figure embraces and straddles a smooth shafted column which rises from the belly of a lion trampled beneath her sandals.