29 September 2021

Sheela Na Gig (sculpture of weird female genitalia), Bruyères-et-Montbérault (02), Aisne (02)

'So we're going to see a cunt on a church', my partner Penny remarked rather than questioned as I put my foot down out of Épernay towards Reims and beyond. Yes, indeed we were, and I'd for a few years had the intention of viewing this Sheela (exaggerated cunt and also in this particular example exaggerated (open rather than puckered) arsehole) on the exterior of L'Église Notre-Dame in Bruyères-et-Montbérault. Most Sheela Na Gigs are in Ireland (101) and the UK (45), but this is a splendid French version. I include the male sculpture on Bourges cathedral just for amusement.

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