Field horsetail hyppuris, and iris

Field horsetail hyppuris, and iris

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Caption: Illustration of field horsetail hyppuris, and iris ? jacintus; figures representing aspects of human sexuality, Botanical illustration of the plant Hyppurius (field horsetail), on the left, with a man and a woman sitting on a bench in the middle labelled 'De homine sive de muliere experimenta', illustrating the effects of an aphrodisiac, with Jacinta or hyacinth on the right, an aid to uinary problems and menstruation, with a naked boy and seated woman above the plant. Originally published in N.Italy Lombardy; circa 1440.

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