This painting belonged to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de'
Medici and while there is some dispute in art circles, it is
presumed to have hung, along with the Primavera,
in one of the rooms of his palace on Via Larga in
Pallas wears a dress decorated with olive branches and a
coat of arms which consists of three interwoven rings.
Deo Amante, devoted to God, was the emblem of Cosimo
the Elder and then other members of the Medici family.
What the meaning of the painting is has not been fully
established. It has been variously interpreted as an
allegory of the contrast between Chastity and Lust, Humility
and Instinct and Reason.
(Text adapted from Gloria Fossi, Uffizi Gallery: The
Official Guide, all of the works,