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Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire, 1140 AD. "A fiddle player who looks suspiciously like the sheela-na-gig’s brother also symbolises low morality. Well we all know the devil has the best tunes!" Simon Jenkins

Stone carving of a fiddle player at the twelfth century church of Saint Mary and Saint David in Kilpeck, Herefordshire, which is home to the finest collection of Romanesque sculpture in England.

Exhibitionist Corbel Abbey Church of Sainte Radegonde Poitiers, France 13th century :: a stonemason who enjoyed his work, one feels.

a carving symbolising some sort of nod to fertility/mother goddess etc? From: Corbel Abbey Church of Sainte Radegonde Poitiers, France century

Cavan, Ireland

Some experts believe the mysterious stone carvings (pictured) represent the wife of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland

Sheela na Gig - St. Catherine's Church, Tugford, England.  If you look closely, she's sticking her tongue out (!).  Picture courtesy of John...

Sheela na Gig - St. If you look closely, she's sticking her tongue out (! Picture courtesy of John.

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