Allegory of Time / Kronos
by Johann Wolfgany von der Auwera [German, 1708-1756]
1736-56 / Fruitwood..
The allegory of Time is better known as the Grim Reaper. The hourglass remind the viewer of the unstoppable passage of time while the scythe refers to the harvest of souls, a phenomenon which is to occur during the Last Judgement at the end of the world.