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Misericord, Strelley church


Carving on the underside of a misericord seat depicting a Sheelagh-na-Gig, a hag-like female form displaying her genitals. "She can be identified as a symbol of fertility and abundance rather than a true depiction of a human female by the subordination of her tiny limbs and torso to those most significant in the Celtic iconography of gods and goddesses; her head and sexual characteristics."

Photograph taken by Andy Nicholson, August 2005.

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© A P NICHOLSON | Created: 29-Oct-2005