Sette opere di Misericordia (The Seven Works of Mercy), Caravaggio, 1606-1607, olio su tela, 390 cm × 260 cm, Pio Monte della Misericordia, Napoli
(1) the burial of the dead and the episode of the so-called Carità Romana (Cimon’s daughter breastfeeding her father, who was sentenced to life in prison), containing at once the two charitable acts of (2) visiting prisoners and (3) feeding the hungry. St. Martin and the beggar, symbolizing (4) dressing the naked. the host and St. James of Compostela allude to the (5) offering of hospitality to pilgrims. Samson drinking from the ox jaw represents (6) relieving the thirsty. The youth on the ground behind the beggar of St. Martin may also represent the merciful gesture of (7) caring for the sick.