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  Eye Crying Tears of Penitence  
Le Pèlerinage de la vie humaine by Guillaume de Deguileville
France, Angers, 1437
Illuminators at the court of Angers

Grace Dieu Shows Pilgrim the Eye Crying Tears of Penitence into a Barrel. On his journey, Pilgrim is led by a daughter of God named "Grace Dieu," who introduces him to many virtues. Here she points out an eye attached to a mountainous rock. The eye cries tears of penitence that are collected in a barrel in which Pilgrim later bathes.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, MS 241/2, fol. 68v

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