The seven liberal arts taught as basic studies in medieval universities are personified here as elegant young women dressed at the height of fashion.

Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Music, Geometry, Arithmetic, and Astronomy all line up headed by Philosophy. They hold in their hands clues as to which studies they represent.

Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius, about 1460 – 1470, Attributed to the Coetivy Master. J. Paul Getty Museum.


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