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Le pèlerinage de la vie humaine
France, second quarter of the 14th century
M.1038 fol. 74r

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Pèlerinage: Scene, Pilgrim overcome by Vices -- Pilgrim (Guillaume de Deguileville), wearing monk's habit and hood, lays on ground holding staff. Around him are four personifications of vices, all wearing wimpled veils, including Pride, holding down the Pilgrim with her horn and holding club in right hand; Treachery, holding box in left hand and dagger in raised right hand; Slander, biting abdomen of the Pilgrim and holding spear impaling five ears; and Envy, with spears extending from her eyes to the Pilgrim.
Pèlerinage: Anger -- Anger, with her body covered in spikes, wearing headdress and sword at her waist, carries saw in her mouth and holds a flint (rock) in each hand.

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