Images of Lust: Sexual Carvings on Medieval Churches
Anthony Weir, James Jerman
Routledge, 1986 - Art - 166 pages
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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