Carnival badge: Phallus and Vulva
- Time period:Late 14th - early 15th Century
- Materials: Pewter
- Product Dimensions: 4.4cm width x 4.6cm Height
The two animals stand above a banner which reads 'Madelin', for Mary Magdalene, the patron saint of prostitutes.
Badge making did not 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