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Le pèlerinage de la vie humaine
France, second quarter of the 14th century
M.1038 fol. 106v

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Pèlerinage: Discipline and Obedience -- Discipline, stands with right hand raised and with shield in left hand. In her mouth she holds stick (?). Beside her stands Obedience, holding cord in her right hand and with cords and strings wrapped around her left arm.
Pèlerinage: Lesson -- Lesson, wearing wimpled veil, extends with both arms parchment on which is honeyed food. A dove flies toward her.
Pèlerinage: Abstinence -- Abstinence, wearing gorget, stands and gestures.
Pèlerinage: Prayer -- Prayer, winged, wearing wimpled veil, seated, holding auger in left hand, with right hand extends messenger box to two seated figures, probably representing the Dead.
Pèlerinage: Worship -- Worship sits and holds horn in left hand. She extends right hand to touch portative organ. Beside her is psaltery.

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