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A lady sits in her prison, yearning towards the light beyond the prison window. The peacock feather decoration on her precious blue dress is a symbol of immortality. Her isolation is expressed on one side by the heavy iron bars, on the other by her chained wrists. On one wrist she wears a metal shackle, from which hang the links of a chain. The other end of the chain merges into a golden bracelet. This is an allegory of the Soul, imprisoned in its mortal shell of the body, awaiting the release of death, to enable it to move to the light and immortality.
oil on canvas
H 83.6 x W 68 cm