ME02865 - ARDCATH - Sheela-na-gig

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Sheela-na-gig discovered in 1978 during removal of a masonry gate pier at entrance to farm where it had been intentionally concealed from view (McMahon and Roberts 2001, 112). Now in private possession and built into wall of farm. Original location of sheela-na-gig is unknown. Described by Freitag as a figure, ‘carved in false relief on limestone block, the figure fills frame formed by cut edge of stone. Big head with prominent round eyes, no neck, arms akimbo with both hands on thighs close to pudenda which is indicated as a roundish indentation. Legs slightly bent and both feet face in same direction’ (Freitag 2004, 122). Compiled by: Caimin O'Brien Date of upload: 06 June 2012

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

Monument Details

Address:
ARDCATH, Meath
GPS:
53.6091281, -6.391648499999974
SMRS:
ME033-040----
what3words:
river.faulty.plush

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