Castle of Love

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Mirror Case or Box Cover with the Attack on the Castle of Love, elephant ivory, c1320-40, Paris

From the Cloisters Collection at the Met to you.  The God of Love is at the top in the center.  You see his wings?  He’s ready to fire off an arrow.

Meantime, women defend their castle by tossing roses at the knights who attack.  it’s The Attack on the Castle of Love, a favorite medieval subject.

Here’s to a day full of the things and people you love.  You might even want to toss a rose!

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