This week I discovered an article on an old fresco called the ‘Tree of Fertility’ in Tuscany that had been undergoing a three year restoration. Apparently, the restored version no longer includes many of the 25 phallic images in the fresco. The fresco originally had included a tree which had the symbols dangling from it and women underneath reaching for them (hence the tree of fertility title).
In the region where the fresco is, people have been questioning the restoration and why the images have been taken out mostly. There is some speculation that a previous restoration had actually added MORE of the phallic images, so the recent restoration restored it to its original imaging.
The article made me start thinking of all the other fertility symbols or images out there, stay tuned this week!!!!!