Copper engraving plate, anonymous Northeast Italian, last quarter of 15th C.


No prints are known although "it must have been printed numerous times, for it shows clear marks of usage."

"obviously sexual allegories. allusions are conveyed through suggestive images, like the kitchen spoons that one peasant carves and the bagpipes that the other plays, which are clearly intended as phallic references, or the spindles, which refer to the opposite sex."

The above are quotes from "Early Italian Engravings"