File:Metsys Elizabeth I The Sieve Portrait c1583.jpg

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creator QS:P170,Q548527
Sieve Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I
English: Elizabeth I of England, The Sieve Portrait. Elizabeth is portrayed as Tuccia, a Vestal Virgin who proved her chastity by carrying a sieve full of water from the Tiber to the Temple of Vesta. She is surround by symbols of imperial majesty including a column with an imperial crown at its base and a globe. The portrait is signed on the base of the globe 1583. Q. MASSYS ANT (for "of Antwerp").
Date 1583
date QS:P571,+1583-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on panel
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q1348059,P518,Q861259
institution QS:P195,Q2095405
Inscriptions Signature: 1583. Q. MASSYS ANT - on the base of the globe
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