Medieval Art Interpratations of Christ's Sexuality

Medieval Art Interpretations of Christ's Sexuality

Giotto Shop, Madonna and Child Enthroned


Christ as naked baby, sitting in Mary's lap. Her hand is directly touching his groin area.

Vitale da Bologna, Madonna and Child


Christ as naked baby, Mary pointing to his groin.

Maso di Banco, Madonna and Child Enthroned


Christ as naked baby, held by Mary surrounded by saints

Bohemian illumination, Adoration of the Magi

1360 - 1370

Christ as naked baby exposed, Mary pointing towards his groin with the three Magi surrounding.

Dijon School, Entombment


Christ post crucifixion, naked with his right hand resting on his groin.

Michelino da Besozzo, Christ Crowning Duke Giangaleazzo Visconti in Heaven


Christ as naked baby, fully exposed surrounded by a Priest and angels.

Rogier van der Weyden, Crucifixion


Christ crucified on the cross, a simple cloth covering his groin.

Hans Baldung Grien


Christ as naked baby, sitting on Mary's lap directly looking at his groin. Spectators surrounding him look away.

Maerten van Heemskerck, Man of Sorrows


Christ about to be crucified, sitting with a simple cloth covering his groin surrounded by two angels.

Morretto da Brescia, Ecce Homo


Christ before the Crucifixion, sitting with his hands clearly pressing against his groin.