The Little Pilgrim by Jean-Honore Fragonard, c. 1754

Pilgrimage of Love or Piety?

This charmingly-lighthearted painting shows a child in the role of an adult.  With the gourd flash and walking staff featured prominatenly, the child takes the guise of a pilgrim, but given the era that it was painted--Rococo--is this little girl conducting a pilgrimage of love or piety?