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Sexual Carvings on Medieval Churches
James Jerman, Anthony Weir
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Images of Lust

Sexual Carvings on Medieval Churches
James Jerman, Anthony Weir
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Sexually explicit sculptures may be found on a number of medieval churches in France and Spain. This fascinating study examines the origins and purposes of these sculptures, viewing them not as magical fertility symbols, nor even as idols of ancient pre-Christian religions, but as serious works that dealt with the sexual customs and salvation of medieval folk, and thus gave support to the Church's moral teachings.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2013
ISBN
9781135862312
Topic
Art
Subtopic
History of Art
Edition
1

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