The crowning of the virtuous hero by Victoria, the goddess of victory, is reinterpreted here in the struggle against vice. The satyr representing drunkenness is lying on the ground and Venus, who stands for unchaste love, is pushed aside by the diagonally held staff. Her power has been broken, as suggested by the weeping Cupid at her shoulder and the strewn arrows. Invidia—envy—withdraws into the shadows. Victoria’s pose, with her legs crossed elegantly, has been borrowed from Antiquity, as has the subject itself.