Kate Cartwright's Goddess Art
Sheela-Na-Gig Border
Sheela-Na-Gig Border stamp image
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
Price: $5.00
Size: 2 1/4" X 3/4"

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