Roman de la Rose, France 15th century. Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 195, fol. 118v

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The Couple in bed-Le Roman de la Rose-Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung-late Douce f. School of Robinet Testard / Roman de La Rose /Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Boccaccio. Decameron. for some reason many people think of our past generations as being very prudish, but that's not necessarily true at all.

Dom Felice with Fra Puccio's wife in the Decameron (BNF Arsenal fol…

sexo en la edad media Cultura Inquieta

Una guía práctica de sexo en la Edad Media: El original de la campaña "Sencillamente di no"

Mars and Venus being discovered in bed by Vulcan - Roman de la Rose - France - 1380

Ruben schläft mit Bilha, der Nebenfrau seines Vaters Jakob Kunstwerk: Buchmalerei ; Illustrationszyklus Chronik ; Miniatur ; Maler zu Urach ; Südwestdeutschland ; Gn:35:022 Dokumentation: 1463 ; 1463 ; Wien ; Österreich ; Wien ; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek ; cod. 2823 ; fol. 51v Anmerkungen: Historienbibel

Ruben schläft mit Bilha, der Nebenfrau seines Vaters Jakob Kunstwerk: Buchmalerei ; Illustrationszyklus Chronik ; Miniatur ; Maler zu Urach ; Südwestdeutschland ; Gn:35:022 Dokumentation: 1463 ; 1463 ; Wien ; Österreich ; Wien ; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek ; cod. 2823 ; fol. 51v Anmerkungen: Historienbibel

Le livre appellé Decameron, autrement le prince Galeot surnommé, qui contient cent nouvelles racomptées en dix jours par sept femmes et trois jouvenceaulx, lequel livre ja pieça compila et escripvi Jehan Boccace de Celtald en langaige florentin Auteur : Boccace. Auteur du texte Auteur : Laurent de Premierfait. Traducteur Date d'édition : 1401-1500

Le livre appellé Decameron, autrement le prince Galeot surnommé, qui contient cent nouvelles racomptées en dix jours par sept femmes et trois jouvenceaulx, lequel livre ja pieça compila et escripvi Jehan Boccace de Celtald en langaige florentin Auteur : Boccace. Auteur du texte Auteur : Laurent de Premierfait. Traducteur Date d'édition : 1401-1500

[folio 155v] MS. Douce 195 (Le roman de la rose) XV cnt. Robinet Testard  http://romandelarose.org/#browse;Douce195

Douce 195 Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le Roman…

Bodleian, MS. Douce 195, detail of f. 151r (“Pygmalion embraces the statue, as it lies half-undressed on the bed”). Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le roman de la rose. France, end of the 15th century.

Bodleian, MS. Douce 195, detail of f. 151r (“Pygmalion embraces the statue, as it lies half-undressed on the bed”). Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le roman de la rose. France, end of the 15th century.

Attis castrates himself; Minerva and Cybele are lying in bed behind him; three men are standing with drawn swords at the foot of the bed. The Hague, MMW, 10 A 11, fol. 43r

Attis castrates himself as Cybele and Minverva are lying in bed behind him. From the The Hague, RMMW, 10 A 11 manuscript, by François Maïtre, c. National Library of the Netherlands

From the Medieval Manuscripts blog post 'An Illustrated Guide to Medieval Love'. Image: Detail of a miniature of Mars and Venus being discovered in bed by Vulcan, from the ‘Roman de la Rose’, France, c. 1380.

Venus, Mars & Vulcan Roman de la Rose, France ca.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 239, f. 256v (‘Pinuccio deceiving the innkeeper’). Boccaccio, The Decameron (Ninth Day: Sixth Story). France, 2nd quarter of the 15th century.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français f. (‘Pinuccio deceiving the innkeeper’). Boccaccio, The Decameron (Ninth Day: Sixth Story). France, quarter of the century.

Illustration of various medieval helmets

Medieval Helmet Types - in case of Grant-level Arms

Marginal from the Luttrell Psalter, England, Diocese of Lincoln, ca.1325–35. Medieval Manuscripts, British Library | St. Louis Library Manuscripts, c6-24a

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This is beyond bizarre - from the Luttrell Psalter, anonymous medieval manuscript known for its scenes of daily life and otherworldly beings.

Spinning, AND Medieval/Renaissance art.

Medieval Images of Spinning

40 French, Woman spinning flax using a drop spindle and distaff.

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f171v

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Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval / The medieval imagination never fails to delight. /A Journey Through Medieval Life

Medieval Illustration of a cloistered space

Fixing fences Medieval Illustration of a cloistered space

Medieval Bestiary : Raven  (Museum Meermanno, Folio 34r)  "Before the young have feathers, they feed on dew."

The Medieval Bestiary Raven - Museum Meermanno, MMW, 25

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