Propitious Fortune

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A ship filled with travelers is sailing with its sails swollen by the wind
Fortuna favens (propitious fortune).

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The Getty Research Institute, The Internet Archive

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A ship filled with travelers is sailing with its sails swollen by the wind. The main motif is set inside an ornamental frame with foliage and architectural decoration. The allegory is explained as follows by the author:

Where Fortune is favorable and where there are riches, thither men are seen to hasten; for which reason everybody willingly associates with the rich
and opulent, and frequents grand palaces, thinking that the splendors of Fortune reside there; while, therefore, the sails of our affairs are filled with the
favorable winds of Fortune, we find a great number of friends and followers…

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