BOOK OF FATE WITH MOTIF OF THE VIRGIN AND THE UNICORN

Northern Italy, second quarter of the 15th century, 10 1/2 x 6 1/16 in. ( 26.7 x 2.4 cm), MS. Douce 241, fol. 4v

The "Book of Fate," written in Italian, was used for fortune telling by the casting of dice. It is open to a table with eighteen answers, headed by an illustration. The image shows a hunter spearing a unicorn as it rests in the lap of a virgin.



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