Pallas and the Centaur

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Pallas and the Centaur
Artist Sandro Botticelli
Year c. 1482
Medium Tempera on canvas
Dimensions 204 cm × 147.5 cm (80 in × 58.1 in)
Location Uffizi, Florence

Pallas and the Centaur is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, c. 1482. It is housed in the Uffizi of Florence. The painting was discovered in 1895 in one of the ante-rooms of the Palazzo Pitti by William Blundell Spence.[1] It has been proposed as the companion piece to Primavera[2] and interpreted as an allegory on the peace after the Pazzi wars.[3]


  1. ^ Streeter, A. (1903). Botticelli. Original from the University of California: G. Bell and Sons. p. 11. 
  2. ^ Deimling, Barbara (1 May 2000). Sandro Botticelli, 1444/45-1510. Taschen. p. 45. ISBN 978-3-8228-5992-6. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  3. ^ A. Streeter, Botticelli, pp 74f.

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