Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 29199
Author(s): O'Brien, Emily,
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Title : Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini's Chrysis: Prurient Pastime--or Something More? [The Chrysis by Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini is less a play than a critique of contemporary ethical ideas. The characters in the play make pronouncements about their values, but they act the opposite as lust overcomes reason. Piccolomini's critique of rational ethics is akin to the philosophical opinions of Lorenzo Valla, who taught a philosophical epicureanism far from mere hedonism. Both men thought many philosophers also acted contrary to their teachings. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: MLN: Modern Language Notes , 124., 1 ( 2009):  Pages 111 - 136.
Year of Publication: 2009.

2. Record Number: 20779
Author(s): Meyer, Mati
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Title : The Levite's Concubine: Imaging the Marginal Woman in Byzantine Society [Provides comparative discussion of different representations of the rape of the concubine within the corpus of illuminated Byzantine manuscripts; extrapolates on what these different representations -particularly of clothing--reveal about contemporary clergy's attitudes towards the concepts of women, sexuality, and the function of marriage. Title note supplied by Feminae].
Source: Studies in Iconography , 27., ( 2006):  Pages 45 - 76.
Year of Publication: 2006.

3. Record Number: 10924
Author(s): Mengel, David C.
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Title : From Venice to Jerusalem and Beyond: Milíc of Kromeríz and the Topography of Prostitution in Fourteenth Century Prague [Milíc, a preacher and reformer, established a complex of buildings for a community of repentant prostitutes and preaching clerics in an area known as Venice that had formerly included the city's leading public brothel. The community, named Jerusalem, did not have a long life with Pope Gregory XI condemming Milíc in July 1374 and the emperor Charles IV signing Jerusalem over to the Cistercians in December of that year. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Speculum , 79., 2 (April 2004):  Pages 407 - 442.
Year of Publication: 2004.

4. Record Number: 15868
Author(s): Scarabello, Giovanni.
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Title : Per una storia della prostituzione a Venezia tra il XIII e il XVIII sec [Beginning in the thirteenth century, the Venetian Republic made efforts to regulate rather than eliminate prostitution entirely. By the fourteenth century authorities were trying to concentrate prostitutes in regulated neighborhoods. Nevertheless, prostitutes continued to operate outside these sanctioned areas, especially in taverns and bath houses. Venetian laws protected prostitutes from abusive pimps but also tried to protect their patrons from diseases. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Studi Veneziani , 47., ( 2004):  Pages 15 - 101.
Year of Publication: 2004.

5. Record Number: 8501
Author(s): Lansing, Carol.
Contributor(s):
Title : Concubines, Lovers, Prostitutes: Infamy and Female Identity in Medieval Bologna [The author analyzes secular law court records both for the attitudes of poor men and women toward the informal living arrangements which some couples maintained and for the attitudes of the elite and of judges. The author argues that it was the intention of those with power to reinforce behavior norms for "honest" women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Beyond Florence: The Contours of Medieval and Early Modern Italy.   Edited by Paula Findlen, Michelle M. Fontaine, and Duane J. Osheim .   Stanford University Press, 2003. Studi Veneziani , 47., ( 2004):  Pages 85
Year of Publication: 2003.

6. Record Number: 10075
Author(s): Knauer, Elfrieda Regina.
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Title : Portrait of a Lady? Some Reflections on Images of Prostitutes from the Later Fifteenth Century [The author concentrates on a painting of a woman attributed to Jacometto Veneziano (now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art). She argues that the woman is a prostitute, and that the artist emphasizes her thinning hair, wrinkles, and other defects associated with prostitution. The author suggests that the inscription on the back of the panel should be translated as: "The whore dedicated herself to wantonness, license, lewdness." Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome , 47., ( 2002):  Pages 95 - 117.
Year of Publication: 2002.

7. Record Number: 10456
Author(s): Rollo-Koster, Joëlle.
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Title : From Prostitutes to Brides of Christ: The Avignonese "Repenties" in the Late Middle Ages
Source: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 32, 1 (Winter 2002): 109-144. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

8. Record Number: 8284
Author(s): Lacarra Lanz, Eukene.
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Title : Changing Boundaries of Licit and Illicit Unions: Concubinage and Prostitution [The author provides an historical overview of concubinage and prostitution. Topics discussed include Church views, efforts to distinguish "honest" women from dishonest ones, municipal brothels, legalization of prostitution, and the economics of prostitution. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Hispanic Issues, Volume 26.   Edited by Eukene Lacarra Lanz .   Routledge, 2002.  Pages 158 - 194.
Year of Publication: 2002.

9. Record Number: 20897
Author(s): Brusegan, Rosanna
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Title : Yseut e Richeut [Beroul and other writers about Tristan and Isolde knew the tales of Richeut, a courtesan who evolved into a devoted mother. Isolde is compared to Richeut when she shows her conniving and sensual side. Differences remained, including the causal role of magic in Isolde's relationship with Tristan compared to Richeut's use of magic merely to accomplish her ends. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medioevo Romanzo , 25., ( 2001):  Pages 284 - 300.
Year of Publication: 2001.

10. Record Number: 7201
Author(s): Léglu, Catherine.
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Title : Did Women Perform Satirical Poetry? "Trobairitz" and "Soldadeiras" in Medieval Occitan Poetry [The author argues that women performed some satirical and political poems before audiences. Modern scholars have been slow to recognize women's roles as performers, particularly in the case of these poems that do not concern love, the topic deemed by scholars to be most suitable for women. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Forum for Modern Language Studies , 37., 1 (January 2001):  Pages 15 - 25.
Year of Publication: 2001.

11. Record Number: 14582
Author(s): Di Giorgi, Marianna
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Title : Santa Maria Egiziaca tra Oriente e Occidente. La "Vita Sanctae Mariae Aegyptiacae Meretricis" di Paolo Diacono Napoletano [In the ninth century, Paul the Deacon translated a Greek life of Mary the Egyptian into Latin. Mary had an extensive cult in the East, and it had reached the West by the sixth century. Paul came from Naples, a center of Mary's cult and its texts. His translation was free enough to make his own theological points in a style that was unique. The article ends with a series of tables giving Paul's Latin renderings of Greek words and phrases. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Schede medievali , 38., ( 2000):  Pages 155 - 197.
Year of Publication: 2000.

12. Record Number: 4547
Author(s): Kelly, Henry Ansgar.
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Title : Bishop, Prioress, and Bawd in the Stews of Southwark [the author explores the financial and legal relationships among the Bishop of Winchester, the nuns of Stratford, and the proprietors of houses of prostitution in Southwark; in the Appendix the author provides translations from four relevant documents or series of documents: The will of Richard Bronde, London, 1500; Overdue rents from Southwark, Winchester Diocese Pipe Roll, 1503-1504; Mentions of stewhouses in the court roll of the bishop of Winchester's manor, October 13, 1505 - September 21, 1506; Houses in the liberty of the bishop of Winchester in Southwark at which suspect persons were found, July 17, 1519].
Source: Speculum , 75., 2 (April 2000):  Pages 342 - 388.
Year of Publication: 2000.

13. Record Number: 7476
Author(s): Abelson-Hoek, Michelle Christine.
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Title : The Prostitute Figure in Medieval English and French Literature
Source: Medieval Feminist Newsletter , 27., (Spring 1999):
Year of Publication: 1999.

14. Record Number: 5546
Author(s): Hook, David.
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Title : Areúsa and the Neighbors [The author briefly surveys historical evidence for prostitution that relates to incidents in the "Celestina"].
Source: Celestinesca , 23., 40180 ( 1999):  Pages 17 - 20.
Year of Publication: 1999.

15. Record Number: 3934
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Title : Medieval Prostitution and the Case of a (Mistaken?) Sexual Identity [The author questions the conclusions of Ruth Karras in "Prostitution and the Question of Sexual Identity in Medieval Europe," in particular that prostitutes had a sexual identity].
Source: Journal of Women's History (Full Text via Project Muse) 11, 2 (Summer 1999): 178-185. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1999.

16. Record Number: 3172
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
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Title : Sex and the Singlewoman
Source: Singlewomen in the European Past, 1250-1800.   Edited by Judith M. Bennett and Amy M. Froide .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.  Pages 127 - 145.
Year of Publication: 1999.

17. Record Number: 3933
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
Contributor(s):
Title : Prostitution and the Question of Sexual Identity in Medieval Europe [The author argues that the prostitute's acts defined her identity; furthermore male officials feared prostitutes' independence and needed to control their behavior].
Source: Journal of Women's History (Full Text via Project Muse) 11, 2 (Summer 1999): 159-177. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1999.

18. Record Number: 3935
Author(s): Freccero, Carla.
Contributor(s):
Title : Acts, Identities, and Sexuality's (Pre) Modern Regimes [The author responds to "Prostitution and the Question of Sexual Identity in Medieval Europe" by Ruth Mazo Karras].
Source: Journal of Women's History (Full Text via Project Muse) 11, 2 (Summer 1999): 186-192. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1999.

19. Record Number: 4302
Author(s): Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Renate.
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Title : Marginalization in Medieval Culture - Christine de Pizan's Advice to Prostitutes [remarkably she advises that reformed prostitutes should earn their own living and lead a quiet life rather than the traditional options of marriage or the religious life].
Source: Medieval Feminist Newsletter , 27., (Spring 1999):  Pages 9 - 15.
Year of Publication: 1999.

20. Record Number: 4029
Author(s): Goldberg, P. J. P.
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Title : Pigs and Prostitutes: Streetwalking in Comparative Perspective [The author compares late medieval English practice with the southern European approach of the civic brothel].
Source: Young Medieval Women.   Edited by Katherine J. Lewis, Noel James Menuge, and Kim M. Phillips .   St. Martin's Press, 1999. Medieval Feminist Newsletter , 27., (Spring 1999):  Pages 172 - 193.
Year of Publication: 1999.

21. Record Number: 2576
Author(s): Brodman, James William.
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Title : The Care of Women and Children [discusses provisions for poor women's dowries, the rehabilitation of prostitutes, and care of abandoned children in orphanages, with wet nurses, and in apprenticeships].
Source: Charity and Welfare: Hospitals and the Poor in Medieval Catalonia. James William Brodman Middle Ages Series .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998. Medieval Feminist Newsletter , 27., (Spring 1999):  Pages 100 - 124.
Year of Publication: 1998.

22. Record Number: 2211
Author(s): da Costa Fontes, Manuel.
Contributor(s):
Title : On Alfonso X's "Interrupted" Encounter with a "Soldadeira" [Alfonso's poem describes an encounter with a prostitute and uses religious parody to make a joke; in the poem the prostitute equates her pleasurable sexual torment with Christ's suffering on the cross].
Source: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos , 31., 1 (Enero 1997):  Pages 93 - 101.
Year of Publication: 1997.

23. Record Number: 2208
Author(s): Reyerson, Kathryn L.
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Title : Prostitution in Medieval Montpellier: The Ladies of Campus Polverel [from notarial registers the author has identified a district in which prostitutes rented houses during the 1330s and 1340s. The appendix summarizes twenty-five transactions from the notarial registers; they concern house rentals and purchases of chests and clothing].
Source: Medieval Prosopography , 18., ( 1997):  Pages 209 - 228.
Year of Publication: 1997.

24. Record Number: 2734
Author(s): Porter, J. M. B.
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Title : Prostitution and Monastic Reform [discussion of monastic houses set up for repentant prostitutes].
Source: Nottingham Medieval Studies , 4., ( 1997):  Pages 72 - 79.
Year of Publication: 1997.

25. Record Number: 9505
Author(s): Dever, Vincent M.
Contributor(s):
Title : Aquinas on the Practice of Prostitution [The author argues that Aquinas's views on prostitution in the "Summa Theologiae" had an important impact. While acknowledging the sinfulness of the prostitute, Aquinas tolerated her activities and even recognized her monetary right for just payment. Aqui
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies , 13., ( 1996):  Pages 39 - 50.
Year of Publication: 1996.

26. Record Number: 2357
Author(s): Coleman, Julie.
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Title : Prostitution in Anglo-Saxon England
Source: Old English Newsletter , 29., 3 (Spring 1996):
Year of Publication: 1996.

27. Record Number: 1423
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
Contributor(s):
Title : Prostitution in Medieval Europe
Source: Handbook of Medieval Sexuality.   Edited by Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage .   Garland Reference Library of the Humanities vol. 1696. Garland Publishing, 1996. Old English Newsletter , 29., 3 (Spring 1996):  Pages 243 - 260.
Year of Publication: 1996.

28. Record Number: 1628
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
Contributor(s):
Title : Sex, Money, and Prostitution in Medieval English Culture [both secular and religious literature provide examples of female lust connected with greed, particularly in the case of prostitutes].
Source: Desire and Discipline: Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West.   Edited by Jacqueline Murray and Konrad Eisenbichler .   University of Toronto Press, 1996. Old English Newsletter , 29., 3 (Spring 1996):  Pages 201 - 216.
Year of Publication: 1996.

29. Record Number: 1
Author(s): Hanawalt, Barbara A.
Contributor(s):
Title : At the Margin of Women's Space in Medieval Europe [regulation of women's space with an emphasis on prostitutes and religious women].
Source: Matrons and Marginal Women in Medieval Society.   Edited by Robert R. Edwards and Vickie Ziegler .   Boydell Press, 1995.  Pages 1 - 17. Also reprinted in "Of Good and Ill Repute": Gender and Social Control in Medieval England. Barbara A. Hanawalt. Oxford University Press, 1998. Pages 70-87.
Year of Publication: 1995.

30. Record Number: 2
Author(s): Kettle, Ann J.
Contributor(s):
Title : Ruined Maids: Prostitutes and Servant Girls in Later Medieval England
Source: Matrons and Marginal Women in Medieval Society.   Edited by Robert R. Edwards and Vickie Ziegler .   Boydell Press, 1995.  Pages 19 - 31.
Year of Publication: 1995.

31. Record Number: 1011
Author(s): Otis-Cour, Leah.
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Title : La Tenancière de la maison publique de Millau au XVe siècles [management of Millau's municipal house of prostitution was auctioned off each year; women, usually prostitutes themselves, became managers when there were no male bidders because women had fewer financial resources to pay the rental fee].
Source: La Femme dans l' histoire et la société méridionales (IXe-XIXe S.): Actes du 66e congrés. .   Fédération historique du Languedoc méditerranéen et du Roussillon, 1995.  Pages 219 - 229.
Year of Publication: 1995.

32. Record Number: 1544
Author(s): Ivanov, Sergey A.
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Title : A Saint in a Whore-house [stories of monks who visit prostitutes in order to convert them; the monks pretend to be customers and this provocative behavior relates them to the holy fools whose obscene or insane behavior was intended to shock the complacent].
Source: Byzantinoslavica , 56., 2 ( 1995):  Pages 439 - 445.
Year of Publication: 1995.

33. Record Number: 264
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Title : Mary Magdalen and the Mendicants: The Preaching of Penance in the Late Middle Ages
Source: Journal of Medieval History , 21., 1 (March 1995):  Pages 1 - 25.
Year of Publication: 1995.

34. Record Number: 92
Author(s): Shemek, Deanna.
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Title : Circular Definitions: Configuring Gender in Italian Renaissance Festival [races run by prostitutes in Ferrara's Palio di San Giogio].
Source: Renaissance Quarterly (Full Text via JSTOR) 48, 1 (Spring 1995): 1-40. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1995.

35. Record Number: 28
Author(s): Boyd, David Lorenzo and Ruth Mazo Karras
Contributor(s):
Title : Interrogation of a Male Transvestite Prostitute in Fourteenth-Century London
Source: GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies , 1., 4 ( 1995):  Pages 459 - 465.
Year of Publication: 1995.

36. Record Number: 1748
Author(s): Hathaway, Robert L.
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Title : Fernando de Rojas' Pessimism: The Four Stages of Life for Women at the Margin [Lucrecia, Areúsa, Elicia, and Celestina].
Source: Celestinesca , 18., 2 (Otoño 1994):  Pages 53 - 73.
Year of Publication: 1994.

37. Record Number: 9066
Author(s): Seidenspinner-Nunez, Dayle.
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Title : The Poetics of (Non)Conversion: The "Vida de Santa Maria Egipciaca" and "La Celestina" [The author reads Fernando de Rojas' story of Celestina, an aged ex-prostitute, against the conventions of hagiographic romance. The author argues that female prostitute-saints were popular in medieval Spain, and the cult of Saint Mary of Egypt was particularly strong. Although there is no direct connection between the "Vida de Santa Maria Egipciaca" (a poem about Saint Mary of Egypt) and "La Celestina," the author argues that Rojas intentionally subverts the literary conventions used in other texts about prosititute-saints. In contrast to what medieval readers might expect, Celestina never undergoes a religious conversion. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medievalia et Humanistica , 18., ( 1992):  Pages 95 - 128.
Year of Publication: 1992.

38. Record Number: 9456
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Latin Vocabulary of Illicit Sex in English Ecclesiastical Court Records [The author conducts a survey of the terminology that courts used to refer to various types of sexual behavior, particularly adultery, fornication, and prostitution. The language is far from straightforward, as different terms could be used for the same behaviors, depending on the individual case. Moreover, it is often unclear what behaviors are being described. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of Medieval Latin , 2., ( 1992):  Pages 1 - 17.
Year of Publication: 1992.

39. Record Number: 11053
Author(s): Haddad, Gabriel.
Contributor(s):
Title : Richeut: A Translation [The author briefly discusses the old French text "Richeut," a poem concerning the prostitute named in the title and her son, Samson, a pimp, whom she outwits. Richeut is characterized as a greedy cheat who ruins every man she meets. The author's English translation follows his discussion. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Comitatus , 22., ( 1991):  Pages 1 - 29.
Year of Publication: 1991.

40. Record Number: 8652
Author(s): Papi, Anna Benvenuti.
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Title : Donne religiose nella Firenze del Due-Trecento [The calling of Florentine recluses was grounded in the hermit tradition, but their lives came to be regulated according to monastic norms. The hermit ideal was rural, but these women were urban. Communities of recluses could come into conflict with local ecclesiastical authorities, but they often had important lay patrons. Marginal women, including widows and ex-prostitutes, often found homes in communities of penitents. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: In castro poenitentiae: santità e società femminile nell’Italia medievali. Anna Benvenuti Papi .   Herder, 1990. Journal of the History of Sexuality , 1., 1 (July 1990):  Pages 593 - 634. Originally printed as "Donne religiose nella Firenze del Due-Trecento: Appunti per una ricerca in corso," in Le mouvement confraternel au Moyen Âge: France, Suisse, Italie: Actes de la table ronde, Lausanne 9-11 mai 1985 (Droz, 1987). Pages 41-82.
Year of Publication: 1990.

41. Record Number: 12858
Author(s): Gibson, Mary S.
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Title : Female Sexuality in Renaissance, Early Modern, and Modern Italy [The article groups the literature on the history of female sexuality into two periods in Italy's history, the first being Renaissance/early modern (1300-1750), the second being modern (1750-present). Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Trends in History , 4., 4 ( 1990):  Pages 159 - 185.
Year of Publication: 1990.

42. Record Number: 12808
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Title : Mars in Taurus at the Nativity of the Wife of Bath [The author investigates the Wife of Bath’s horoscope, and concludes she was predisposed to prostitution, basing this claim on a passage from Leopold of Austria’s astrological treatise, which states that if a woman is born under a feminine astrological sign, such as Taurus, and Mars is in that sign, she will become a prostitute. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: English Language Notes , 28., 1 ( 1990):  Pages 16
Year of Publication: 1990.

43. Record Number: 10987
Author(s): Karras, Ruth Mazo.
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Title : Holy Harlots: Prostitute Saints in Medieval Legend [The author examines stories and representations in art of five prostiture saints (Mary of Egypt, Thaïs, Pelagia, Mary (the niece of Abraham), and Afra of Augsburg) and Mary Magdalene. Karras argues that although Mary Magdalene does not make money from her indiscriminate sexuality, she is condemned for lust along with the prostitute saints. Since the essence of femininity is sexuality, it is women's greatest weakness and the prime cause for their repentance. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of the History of Sexuality , 1., 1 (July 1990):  Pages 3 - 32.
Year of Publication: 1990.

44. Record Number: 28738
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Title : Portrait of a Woman
Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/Jacometto_Veneziano_008.jpg/250px-Jacometto_Veneziano_008.jpg
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45. Record Number: 32404
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Title : Scene of a Bathhouse
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46. Record Number: 37613
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Title : Death and the prostitute
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