Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Sheela Na Gig Irish Celtic Goddess Door Guardian Relief

Made of cast stone and hand-finished in antique finish

Finish: Antique Stone

Dimensions: 10"High (25 cm)

Weight: 6.5 lbs (2.9 kg)

Item No. 1088

Church of St. Mary and St. David. Kilpeck. Herefordshire, U.K.

Period: pre-Historic

$49.99
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Sheela Na Gig Irish Celtic Goddess Door Guardian Relief
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Details

Sheela Na Gig Irish Celtic Goddess Door Guardian Relief - Reproduction after Museum Original from the Church of St. Mary and St. David. Kilpeck. Herefordshire, U.K. 850 A.D. Celtic Wall Hanging. Sheela-Na-Gig figures appeared all over old Irish churches built before the 16th century, but Victorian prudery resulted in the defacement or destruction of large numbers of them. Some have been embellished. She is represented usually as a naked woman, squatting with knees apart, displaying her vulva and often presenting it with both hands. The term Sheela-Na-Gig means something like "Vulva-Woman". Celts generally protected doorways with some female-genital fetish. Sheela-Na-Gig figures closely resembled the yonic statues of Kali which still appear at the entrance to Hindu temples where visitors lick a finger and touch the yoni for luck.

Specification

Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.

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