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Detail from Allegory of Poverty Fresco by Giotto in Lower Church. St. Francis

Detail from the Allegory of Poverty fresco by Giotto (c.1330) in the Lower Church. St. Francis marries Poverty, shown as a winged woman dressed in rags, at whom children throw stones or brandish sticks. Christ himself gives her hand to Francis.

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