Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (Italian, Milan or Caravaggio 1571–1610 Porto Ercole). The Musicians, ca. 1595. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1952 (52.81) | Although it was described by contemporaries as "una musica" (a music piece), this painting is often interpreted as an allegory of music and love with Cupid depicted at left.