Carnival badge: Phallus Ship
Time period:Late 14th – 15th Century
Product Dimensions: 2.7cm width x 2.7cm height
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Ship crewed by phallus sailors and with phallus bird in the rigging. In this example the badge maker was either just having a bit of fun and conjuring a strange subject from the depths of his imagination, or was he making a satire on one of the popular pilgrim badges from Canterbury, which showed Saint Thomas Becket sailing home from exile in just such a scene?
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