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A century sheela na gig on the church at Kilpeck, Herefordshire, England. Síle na gcíoch [in Irish] are figurative carvings of naked women displaying an exaggerated vulva as atropaic symbols.

Exhibitionist Corbel  Abbey Church of Sainte Radegonde Poitiers, France  13th century

Exhibitionist Corbel Abbey Church of Sainte Radegonde Poitiers, France century. (Greg - looks like an ancient Irish sheela-na-gig)

The Narmer Palette, also known as the Great Hierakonopolis Palette or the Palette of Narmer, is a significant Egyptian archeological find, dating from about the 31st century BC, containing some of the earliest hieroglyphic inscriptions ever found. It is thought by some to depict the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the king Narmer.

The Narmer Palette, (also known as the Great Hierakonopolis Palette), dates from about the century BC, containing hieroglyphic inscriptions thought by some to depict the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the king Narmer.

COMPASS Title: Terracotta figurine of a woman with a child

Terracotta figure holding an infant BC Late Cypriot II Culture (Cyprus)

Kilcoe Castle, Cork, Irlande                                                                                                                                                                                 More

"The symbolism of the Goddess has taken on an electrifying power for modem…

Phallic fruit detail from the "Penis Tree" Mural - "L'Albero della Fecondita" (The Tree of Fecundity). Despite having caused somewhat of an embarrassed stir amongst some residents of Massa Marittima when it was discovered, the 5 x 6 m fresco is not thirteenth century pornographic art - the link through article has fascinating info on the various interpretations of the meaning of the phalli and the women in the mural, but very few of them are strictly erotic.

Phallic fruit detail from the "Penis Tree" Mural - "L'Albero della Fecondita" (The Tree of Fecundity). Discovered at Massa Marittima in Tuscany, fresco, 5 x 6 m

Sheila Na Gig - Female figures found on many early christian churches presenting exaggerated female genitalia.

Sheila Na Gig - Female figures found on many early christian churches presenting exaggerated female genitalia.--example of early Christians incorporating goddess symbology (i.

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