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This illustration shows men and women's souls being chained and tormented by different creatures in hell. The punishment is equal for both sexes. These appear in the center of the image as symmetrically inversed, their genitals being the center…

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"The inscription on the pedestal could be roughly translated as: 'We all have to die, the rich mingled with the poor'. This anonymous and very rare print has an oddly humorous side. As they reveal a stonetondo carved with dead bodies, the winged…

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In this illustration, a winged skeleton appears in the center while holding a scythe. Gender perspective: Underneath the skeleton, a group of men lie on the ground, while a group of women on the left run away from the scene. In this representation,…

Original title: Sorella morte ("Sister death").Fragment from Il Cantico del Sole/ Cantico della Creature (The Canticle of the Sun), by Francis of Assisi (1224), where the author describes death as "sorella morte" or "sora morte" (Sister…

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This illustration represents a newborn child. The description in Latin reads "Ossium et cartilaginum pueri recenter nati constructio", indicating that the child is male. The gender of the newborn is marked by the allusion of the bow to cupid.

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This illustration represents two newborn children. The description in Latin reads "Ossa et cartilagines embryonis proponuntur fig. 1. Embryonis quadraginta durorum dierum fig. II. Embryonis circiter trimestris, sceleton.”. The Latin description…

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Original title: Slapend kind met zandloper en vier schedels ("Sleeping child with hourglass and four skulls").

The engraving represents a naked baby boy sleeping with his hands on his chest on the top left corner. Next to him, an hourglass. on the…

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A nude woman is being held by a skeleton with hair and wings. The skeleton is holding the woman by her hands. Gender perspective: The angel of Death may be interpreted as a male since it is taller than the woman and its left arm is noticeably…

Adam and Eve, by Beham (1543)
"For disobeying God’s orders and eating the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, Adam and Eve received the punishment of mortality, hard work, and pain. A skeleton, an obvious symbol of death, forms the trunk of the fatal tree, and…

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This image represents three young nude women forming a circle, and a skeleton staring at one of the women. The woman in the center is placing her right foot on a skull, that does not present any sex or gender traits.

Gender perspective: This…
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