Female Exhibitionists

un travail de

SATAN IN THE GROIN

exhibitionist figures on
mediæval churches

Satan in the Groin

TEXT  BY  ANTHONY WEIR

Male Exhibitionists

bénédictin

 


 

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I first came across these strange and often crude figures in 1973,
while following E.E. Evans' pioneering Prehistoric and Early Christian Ireland - A Guide (1966).

For forty years I researched them in the field, in the bowels of the National Museum of Ireland
(where they were hidden out of Christian sight)
in museums at Drogheda and Athlone, in storehouses in Cardiff and Limerick,
on Irish castles and, most importantly,
on churches in England, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

 

I am grateful to Julianna Lees    (www.green-man-of-cercles.org),
Tina Negus    (http://www.flickr.com/photos/84265607@N00/sets/72157600159376057/)
,
John Harding    (www.sheelanagig.org),
Sean Breadin, photographer
Joël Jalladeau and Jacques Martin    (http://jalladeauj.fr/obscenite/index.html),
for several important photos on these pages.


 

'Prudery is the worst form of Avarice'
Stendhal
'La pruderie est une espèce d'avarice, la pire de toutes'

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