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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