Relief with a procuress on a baptismal font in Palencia (12th century)

Relief with a procuress on a baptismal font in Palencia (12th century)
Relief with a procuress on a baptismal font in Palencia (12th century)

Title

Relief with a procuress on a baptismal font in Palencia (12th century)

Date

1100 circa

Description

Sculpted on the baptismal font of the Romanesque church of San Salvador, in Rebanal de las Llantas, Palencia, there is a couple copulating and an old woman behind the young woman, as well as another man. The other side of the font shows a scene of hell. Note the alcahueta's wardrobe and the echoes of the scene of the encounter between Pármeno and Areúsa with Celestina present.

Relation

Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens Dr.. "Illicit Sex and Alcahuetas in the Medieval Kingdom of Castile: The Pictorial Program on the Rebanal de Las Llantas Baptismal Font" La Coronica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures 38.1 (2009): 97-120.

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