Msgs posted on O-I-L, of interest to S-L members.
Scríobh 09/02/2012 13:28, Marion Gunn:
> When and where I grew up, the general (community, traditional) view
> was that Sheela-na-gigs were Norman or other continental imports into
> Ireland (in none of the scholarly accounts I have read as an adult
> have I been able to find any believable evidence to contradict that).
> Scríobh 09/02/2012 11:47, Niamh Whitfield:
>> ... Again there are pretty sound art-historical reasons for dating
>> the development of the Sheela-na-gigs to the Romanesque period, ie
>> the 11th to 12th century AD, as noted in the article by Shae Clancy
>> to which we were given a link yesterday. The general view, which I
>> personally think must be correct, is that these are best seen in a
>> contemporary European context rather than an archaic Iron Age (ie
>> 'Celtic') or indeed Pictish one....
>> Niamh Whitfield
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