panchakshara:

"Femininity is depicted as weakness, the sapping of strength, yet masculinity is so fragile that apparently even the slightest brush with the feminine destroys it." ~ Gwen Sharp

panchakshara:

"Femininity is depicted as weakness, the sapping of strength, yet masculinity is so fragile that apparently even the slightest brush with the feminine destroys it." ~ Gwen Sharp

oursoulsaredamned:

Auricular Cartouche with Figures within a Strapwork Frame from Veederley Veranderinghe van grotissen ende Compertimenten. Libro Primo
After Cornelis Floris II (Netherlandish, Antwerp before 1514–1575 Antwerp)

Artist: Johannes van Doetecum the elder (Netherlandish, active 1554–ca. 1600, died 1605)
Artist: Lucas van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–72, died before 1589)
Date: 1556

oursoulsaredamned:

Auricular Cartouche with Figures within a Strapwork Frame from Veederley Veranderinghe van grotissen ende Compertimenten. Libro Primo

After Cornelis Floris II 
(Netherlandish, Antwerp before 1514–1575 Antwerp)

Artist: Johannes van Doetecum the elder (Netherlandish, active 1554–ca. 1600, died 1605)
Artist: Lucas van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–72, died before 1589)
Date: 1556