Pomegranates In Art And Religion

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found that a pomegranate is a traditional symbol within art and religion that represented female sexuality. In fact, the word derived from the Latin term “granatis” meaning seed of grain, and it was used in paintings, religious murals and other works of art to allude to the “beauty and exuberance of the vagina” and the seeds to represent the ovary/ova cells of the reproductive system. From the Renaissance period and also paintings of Virgin Mary, the juice coming out of the fruit was meant to represent menstrual blood and the “blood of life”. Therefore, pomegranates were portrayed to be a symbol of virginity and purity of a

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