|This image is based on a
relief carving that is part of a 9th century Church in Herfordshire, England. From this
time until the15th century similar images were put in subtle places on medieval churches.
This was a time when Christianity was "paganizing" its religion in order to
convert the Celtic people whose religion was earth-centered. One interpretation is that
her presence served to protect and ward off evil. There is a crone aspect to the images
that adds to the symbolism. Not only do they suggest fertility, but also death, thus the
cyclic nature of all life. Later considered obscene, most of the carvings were destroyed
or defaced. Here for our times is a woman not engaged in a cover-up. Also available as a
single figure (SNG $4.00).
Item Code: SGB
Size: 2 1/4" X 3/4"