The Last Fortune

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Fortune and Death are facing each other in an open landscape, each holding a banner
Ultima fortuna (the last fortune).

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The Getty Research Institute, The Internet Archive

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Fortune and Death are facing each other in an open landscape, each holding a banner. Death has laid his hand on Fortune’s wheel as her left foot rests on a sphere. The main motif is set inside a decorative foliage wreath. The allegory is explained as follows by the author:

And the end of men, and of Fortune, and of all things comes. […] The sky and the earth shall pass away: After death we shall take nothing away but honor, and renown, and victory…

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