I was not sure where to put this image.
It came from a rare book that I can no longer find.
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/heavenlycra ... w0045s.jpg
It is thought that is Milan (Leopard)on left and Venice on right (Dolphin)
Wheels of Fortune and Games of Chance
This 1508 Milan edition of Lorenzo Spirito's Book of Chance is illustrated with numerous full-page woodcuts, four-part border designs, portraits, and images of the signs of the zodiac. Many of the designs are very well done, especially those that appear in the center of the wheels of fortune and in the woodcut borders below the wheels. In this opening, the leopard (left) is cut in a thick outline and modeled with precise curved lines. The leopard's formal pose is particularly appealing because it projects a dignity commensurate with the animal's position in the hierarchy of the animal kingdom. The dolphin (right) is similarly cut and set within a sea of curved lines against a well-defined architectural background. The dolphin's design reflects classical origins. The animal projects an aggressive attitude, suggesting the dolphin's importance as protector of the city of Venice. The well-designed woodcut borders of the hunt (left) and the putti at play (right) are symbols of the vagaries of life, in which good fortune and calamity are equally possible.
This is a lot book ... I think, a "game of chance" is commonly understood different, implying money and not destinies. Or am I wrong?
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