Carnival badge: Flying Phallus
- Time period: later 14 - early 15 th Century
- Origin: Dutch
- Materials: Pewter
- Product Dimensions: 4.3cm width x 3.2cm height
The phallus animal wears a rumbler bell at its neck and has wings. This is the most common form of profane badge.
Badge making did no only serve a religious market. It occupied a position in all aspects of life as for example, political and military to show allegiance, celebrate amorous intent, and indicate sporting interests, often with a satirical flavour.
1300 - 1400 AD, 1400 - 1500 AD