Medieval sex education, sort of

Illumination from Jean Mancel, Vie de Nostre Seigneur Jésus Christ, fifteenth century, fol. 174, tempera colors on parchment.  Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
Illumination from Jean Mancel, Vie de Nostre Seigneur Jésus Christ, fifteenth century, fol. 174, tempera colors on parchment. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Just thought I’d put this one in. Despite the caption, it isn’t the moment of the Immaculate Conception, rather, I think, a commentary on the role of the Trinity in conceiving children in marriage.

I love the tiny homunculus flying through the air.

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