Sunday, June 14, 2009

Here is a beautiful Fortuna, by 16th century German engraver Hans Sebald Beham. She is shown holding her Wheel. This figure has wings, most likely to symbolize her fickle, flighty, and fleeting nature.

Another work by Beham, this time of the Moon. Notice the crayfish at her feet. Both these images would make lovely Tarot cards.

1 comment:

Eccentric Scholar said...

Such beautiful finds! I adore both of these!