ME01548 - BALGEETH - Sheela-na-gig

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A female exhibitionist figure was discovered hidden in a masonry pier at the entrance to a farmhouse ‘several years ago’ and is kept at the farm. The figure is carved in relief on a limestone block (max. dims 0.54m x 0.28m; max. T 0.24m). The legs are bent in the same direction and the hands are on the thighs indicating the pudenda. The breasts are only lightly indicated but the facial features are prominent. (Keeling 1984) The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Date of revision: 27 January 2017

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
BALGEETH, Meath
GPS:
53.6044, -6.41258
SMRS:
ME033-007----
what3words:
tortoise.finals.fins

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