Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Title: Konrad von Altstetten
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  • Description: Konrad von Altstetten reclines in his lover's lap. A rose bush sprouts from his loins--perhaps a playful reference to Tree of Jesse imagery--and he holds a chained falcon on his hand to show that his sexual aggression has been tamed. His heraldic devices occupy the upper portion of the image.
  • Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Rights: Public domain
  • Subject (See Also): Flowers Courtly Love Heraldry Minnesang, Literary Genre Roses
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 14
  • Date: ca. 1304
  • Related Work: Full manuscript available from Universit├Ątsbibliothek,: http://diglit.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/cpg848
  • Current Location: Heidelberg, Universit├Ątsbibliothek, Cod. Pal. Germ. 848, fol. 249v
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  • Artistic Type (Category): Digital images; Manuscript Illuminations
  • Artistic Type (Material/Technique): Vellum (parchment)
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