“In this image, a lady of the evening walks along top a pediment decorated by symbols of the fine arts—music, sculpture and painting. She is wearing little, but her (very nice) stockings, hat and gloves show her to be a contemporary woman, as opposed to a mythical figure. The fact she’s accessorized with fetish objects (shoes, stockings, gloves) as opposed to being pristinely nude lets us know she’s whore.
The blindfold might mean she’s blinded by her desires, or that desire itself is blind, or, like Justice, she doesn’t descriminate—or perhaps something else altogether. She’s led by a pig, the symbol of gluttony, and decadent little angels watch over her.
It’s a curious image. As a symbol of the baser desires, she’s both ridiculous and a goddess, both mocked and put on a pedestal…”
~ Pr0nocrates, Evie Byrne