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Last Chance for Renaissance Porn

It may not be a Venetian courtesan with a liftable skirt, but an early viewer clearly overreacted to this sixteenth-century engraving of the god Apollo, scraping away a certain vital portion of his anatomy! Come see the indubitably altered print and wall label that has people rolling in the aisles. Or, at least, on the internet! Altered and Adorned: Using Renaissance Prints in Daily Life closes on Sunday, July 10, so hurry in before it’s too late!

Before you head to the galleries, bone up on literal pop-up organs with my previous post, More Organs Mean More Human.

Master of the Die. Apollo Slaying Python, plate one from The History of Apollo and Daphne (detail), c. 1532. The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections.