Phallus and Vulva
[phallus and vulva]

Carnival badge: Phallus and Vulva

  • Time period:Late 14th - early 15th Century
  • Origin:Dutch
  • Materials: Pewter
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4cm width x 4.6cm Height

Further details:

The two animals stand above a banner which reads 'Madelin', for Mary Magdalene, the patron saint of prostitutes.

Potted history;

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.

Period: 1300 - 1400 AD, 1400 - 1500 AD
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