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  Artwork: Seven acts of mercy, The
  Artist: CARAVAGGIO
  Date: 1607
  Technique: Oil on canvas
  Location: Church of Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples
  Notes: The seven acts of mercy represented in the painting are the following: On the right appear the (1) burial of the dead and the episode of the so-called Carita Romana (Cimon's daughter giving her father suck in prison), which contains at once the two charitable acts of (2) visiting prisoners and (3) feeding the hungry. (4) Dressing the naked appears in the foreground, symbolized by St. Martin and the beggar. Next to this scene, the host and St. James of Compostela allude to the (5) offering of hospitality to pilgrims. (6) Relieving the thirsty is represented by Samson drinking from the ox jaw. The youth on the ground behind the beggar of St. Martin may also represent the merciful gesture of (7) caring for the sick.
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  Subject: The Words of the Judgment
Virgin and Child in Various Compositions


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