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Old 06-17-2006, 12:33 PM
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Well, my Google-fu obviously isn't working at its best today, but I found explicit mention of the link between the feudal gesture and prayer here (scroll to around the end of page 2).

However, I find plenty of mentions of the feudal gesture by itself, like here- including a nice picture, apparently from the Dresden Manuscript of the Sachsenspiegel, whatever that is. It's figure 2, scroll down to near the end of the page. Sure looks a lot like a dude praying to me.