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The Princess Doria washing the feet of the Pilgrims
The Princess Doria washing the feet of the Pilgrims
Artist:
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Color Lithograph
Dimensions:
38.1 x 29.5 cm (image)
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Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.13519
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

An act of humility by a princess: in a church-like setting is a young woman, casually dressed and with her hair down, but with a long shawl around her shoulders and a white apron in front of her dress. She uses a white cloth to wipe the feet of a young peasant woman. The peasant woman sits on a wooden bench and her feet rest in a shallow wooden tub; the princess has poured water on them with the silver pitcher on the silver tray on the tile floor. Another young woman sits beside the first,, waiting to have her feet washed. Behind the princess stands her handmaiden with more toweling; she is more conservatively dressed, with all her body save her hands and face covered, and with a large headdress. At the back wall are two more young women, one putting her sandals back on and one wiping her face. (Virginia K. Anderson 02/27/95)