Foliage Scrolls with a Flower, Wild Men and Women, and Insects, Israhel van Meckenem, c. 1490 - c. 1500

Foliage Scrolls with a Flower, Wild Men and Women, and Insects, Israhel van Meckenem, c. 1490 - c. 1500

engraving, h 208mm × w 139mm. More details

Medieval stories abound with tales of wild men and women – mythical woodland dwellers – who indulge in excessive sexual activity. The highly imaginative flower in the middle of the representation illustrates the pleasure to which humans and animals aspire. Men and women help one another to achieve it, while others fight each other for it.

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