This image comes from Romance of the Rose, a 14th century French manuscript that recounts a popular medieval poem. The phallus tree is a well-known motif, of the time, appearing in a variety of mediums. It was likely to have been drawn by Jeanne de Montbaston, who together with her husband, ran a secular atelier (workshop) in Paris. The intent is debated, but it is often seen as a parody of male behaviour.
A hard enamel pin with a design based on the marginalia of MS. Fr. 25526, f. 106v. It measures 45mm at its widest point and has a black nickel finish. Each pin comes on a backing card and with two black rubber clutches for added security and to avoid spinning. Made in the UK.
Orders of a full set of Marginalia Paraphernalia pins (either folio 1 or folio 2) will come with a free A6 sheet of stickers.
5% of all Marginalia Paraphernalia sales go to support Arts Emergency (registered charity no. 1152377).