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  1. Warm Your Crotch, It’s February!

                   Limbourg Brothers, Februaryfrom Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, ca. 1410, tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment.  Musée Condé, Chantilly       Limbourg Brothers, February from Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, ca. 1410, tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment.  Musée Condé, Chantilly

    I have been waiting to write this entry for almost one year and today, February 1, I finally have the chance to share one of the great WTF moments from a medieval Book of Hours (a book of prayers and pictures).

    The present manuscript was made for the Jean, the Duke of Berry, who had a salacious appetite for titillating images.  In the detail from the February calendar page (above), three peasants warm themselves by the fire.  Scenes like this were typically represented for February, which was/is in most parts of Europe a very cold month.  But take a closer look at the two peasants in the back, the man and the woman… They are really trying to keep warm.  He’s warming his willy and she’s toasting her tunnel of love (aka that other “t” word…).

    Take a look at the full miniature below and have a happy start to February!

    Limbourg Brothers, Februaryfrom Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, ca. 1410, tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment.  Musée Condé, ChantillyLimbourg Brothers, February from Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, ca. 1410, tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment.  Musée Condé, Chantilly

    Also, check out an entry from July, 2011 showing the calendar page for that month from the same manuscript.

     
     
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      It’s almost April, but I need a warmin’
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      Read More too bad it’s like friggen 70 degrees outside. More like FAN your crotch right now.
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