Vanitas interpretation after the by Marcus Terentius Varro quoted adagium "homo bulla est" (man is a bubble), popularized by Desiderius Erasmus in the 16th century.

Northern Netherlands
Second halve 17th century
41 x 41 cm

Provenance: Collection A. Vecht, Collection Otto Naumann, Collection Joseph Ritman.

An octagonal Vanitas relief


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