Wheel of the ten ages of man

Wheel of the ten ages of man

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Caption: Wheel of the ten ages of man Upper half of folio The Deity in the centre from which radiate ten spokes of a wheel each ending in circular medallions illustrating the ten ages of man. Infancy boyhood adolescence young manhood and maturity represented by a king. The decline illustrated with an old man with cane being led by a child attended by a doctor his funeral and tomb. Four figures in the corners representing infancy youth old age and decrepitude. Their physical characteristics and poses recall the rise and fall of the wheel of life. Image taken from Psalter of Robert de Lisle. Originally published in England London?; circa 1310. Illustrated by Madonna Master.

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Keywords: adult, ages of man, child, circle, circular, elderly, historical, history, human age, latin, madonna master, old, psalter of robert de lisle, wheel of life, young, young adult

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