St Mary and St David, Kilpeck, Herefordshire: corbels depicting a a 'Sheela na gig' and a cat on the west end of the south apse

RIBApix ref no RIBA6904
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityKilpeck
Subject Date1140
Image Date1951
ViewExterior
StyleRomanesque
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/CHU/1013 (ES?)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The 'Sheela na gig' is a figure which can be seen on numerous other churches of the same period. Interpretations are many, and include the unattractiveness of lust, a Celtic fertility symbol, or a goddess.

Subject tags

churches, sculpture, decorative stonework, plumbing