Quentin Matsys - AN ALLEGORY OF FOLLY1510. oil on panel. Mondeken toe means keep your mouth shut! The fool’s cap, the bells, the donkey ears and the cock’s head are symbols of the fool and in fact professional fools at the time would use these as part of their costume. The puppet figure shown emerging from the top of the stick represents a marotte which was used by fools a bit like ventriloquists use a dummy. And on the forehead appears the stone of folly.
Mats. We want to thank you for being one of the best defenders in our history, for your clear mind and amazing abilities! For being our captain in good and in bad times, for taking responsibility and leading us back on to the right track.