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The Fates Gathering in the Stars, 1887. Creator: Elihu Vedder Featured Image

The Fates Gathering in the Stars, 1887. Creator: Elihu Vedder

The Fates Gathering in the Stars, 1887. Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos weave stars into a magicl textile to control the destiny and lifespan of human beings. In the foreground are the objects that symbolise them: spindle, distaff, and shears

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Young woman spinning thread for an arrow, 1686-1741. Creator: François de Poilly Featured Image

Young woman spinning thread for an arrow, 1686-1741. Creator: François de Poilly

Young woman spinning thread for an arrow, 1686-1741. Cette aimable fileuse en ce galand atour / Est plus brillante que l'aurore / Plus d'un Berger lui fait la cour, Et vainement plus d'un Berger l'adore. Elle auroit plus de grace encore; A filer le parfait amour

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Peasant cottage interior, possibly Netherlands or northern France, 17th century Featured Image

Peasant cottage interior, possibly Netherlands or northern France, 17th century

Peasant cottage interior, possibly Netherlands or northern France, 17th century. The husband, wearing wooden clogs, snoozes in the chimney corner by the fire on which cooking would be done. The young mother sits on a wooden bench spinning with a distaff while she rocks the cradle. Behind her is a cupboard bed. Pigs are feeding by the table

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