Stillleben
Georg Flegel (1563-1638)

Stillleben

Material / Technology / Carrier
Holz
Dimensions of the object
22 x 28 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 13
Department
Deutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
5026
Acquisition
1804 als Säkularisationsgut aus Kloster Raitenhaslach erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Georg Flegel, Stillleben, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Dj4mBWPx5A (Last updated on 24.05.2022)
The voracious mouse that stands for death and destruction, together with the wilting carnation, are both reminders of the transcience of life and worldly goods. The talking parrot, a symbol of the Virgin Mary and the Word of God warns against succumbing to earthly temptations.

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