The Masque of the Four Seasons Walter Crane - British, 1845 The masque was a dramatic entertainment that was popular in England in the and centuries. It was usually performed by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures.
oldpainting: Walter Crane, Fig and Peacock, 1895 Portion of ‘Fig and Peacock’ wallpaper, a design of peacocks amongst the foliage of fig trees, on a pale ground; Colour woodblock print on paper; Produced by Jeffrey & Co.
Ceres was the Roman Goddess of agriculture and grain. The word cereal is derived from her name. Goddess of self-nourishment, earth, abundance, She was personified and celebrated by women in secret rituals at the festival of Ambarvalia, held during May.