“Dante (Quinto Canto),” Painting by Mihail Ivanov

“This is the fifth song in the Divine Comedy, where Dante Alighieri ventures through the circles of hell, a lonely soul separates itself from the others and presents herself to the author, telling him her sad life story.”   —SAATCHI ART

Outside On a Billboard, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, England

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Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, England

See also: the 14th century manuscript from North Italy (Genoa?)

Contributed by Dien Ho