Happiness Arrives Slowly

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Good Fortune is represented as a young woman standing on a tortoise and carrying various symbols
Subrepunt prospera fata (happiness arrives slowly).

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The Getty Research Institute, The Internet Archive

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Good Fortune is represented as a young woman standing on a tortoise and looking to her right as a village and a hilly landscape can be seen in the background. The main motif is set inside an oval frame with architectural and anthropomorphic decoration. The allegory is explained as follows by the author:

Prosperity or good Fortune is here seen depicted with the tortoise under her feet, as if it bore her, with royal crowns, and palm and olive branches. The palm signifies victory, the olive peace…

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