Reading Mary Magdalene [1500-10] by Piero di Cosimo
Madonna with Child (Detail)  by Pietro Perugino
Italian breastplate designed by Giovanni Paolo Negroli, 1540-5
So Love’s inflamèd shaft or brand
May kill as soon as Death’s cold hand;
Except Love’s fires the virtue have
To fright the frost out of the grave.
- Though I Am Young and Cannot Tell by Ben Jonson