Tile of a troubadour and his lady

Gender and sexuality

Gender and social class

Gender and clothing

The depiction of a troubadour scene on a tile from Manises demonstrates the influence of this poetry originating in Occitania in our territory, along with its themes and conceptions of the world and human relations, one of which was that known as courtly love. And so, just as Valencian authors such as Ausias Marc and Jordi de Sant Jordi dealt with it in their literature, an everyday object was able to convey without words the matters of gender associated with this theme: dominance and submission, desire and self-control, adultery and fidelity, sensuality and sexuality, etc.