Charity (Charitas); an allegorical figure in centre holds a bleeding heart in her left hand and the hand of a small child with her right; a pelican feeds its young with its own blood on her head; around her groups of figures engage in the Seven Acts of Mercy (feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, and visiting prisoners on the left; clothing the naked, visiting the sick, giving hospitality to the homeless on the left; burying the dead in the background). 1559 Engraving
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