At its entrance was the bronze statue of vertumnus, the god of Etruria, and patron of the quarter.
There are no Pomona and vertumnus but the gardener's spade and hoe.
vertumnus seized the favorable opportunity, revealed himself, and clasped her to his breast.
In this disguise, vertumnus recommended himself and his virtues to Pomona.
Bacchus supplied streams of nectar to its root, and vertumnus showered his choicest perfumes on its head.
vertumnus and Pomona were also Roman deities and presided over orchards and gardens.
After sounding her mind and finding her averse to marriage, the woman pleaded for vertumnus's success.
vertumnus in Roman mythology the god of the seasons, wooed Pomona under a succession of disguises, and won her at last.
This picture is now called the Nuptials of vertumnus and Pomona.
And Propertius hints at a like representation of vertumnus, the garden deity.