The Silent Orgy
Slide-show of assorted Romanesque depictions of Sins of the Flesh and their Punishment
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EXHIBITIONIST CARVINGS
ON MEDIÆVAL BUILDINGS

Figures illustrated
outside the text

 

 

male exhibitionists on mediæval churches

 

the
column-swallower
mystery

 

ireland
& the phallic continuum

 

field guide
to megalithic ireland

 

irish sweathouses

 

the earth-mother's
lamentation

 

"images of lust"

 

beyond-the-pale

 

 


 

links to
ENGLISH FEMALE EXHIBITIONISTS ON A FRATERNAL SITE:


Ampney Saint Peter Gloucestershire

Austerfield Yorkshire

Bilton in Ainsty Yorkshire

Binstead Isle of Wight

Buckland Buckinghamshire

Copgrove Yorkshire

Cynghordy Carmarthenshire

Donyatt Somerset

Easthorpe Essex

Fiddington Somerset

Holdgate Shropshire

Kilpeck Herefordshire

Llanhamlach Brecon

Llanon Dyfed

Melbourne Derbyshire

Penmon Anglesey

Raglan Castle Monmouthshire

Romsey Hampshire

Royston Hertfordshire

Saintbury Gloucestershire

Stoke-sub-Hamdon Somerset

Twywell Northamptonshire

Wimborne Dorset

Winterbourne Monckton Wiltshire

Wolston Warwickshire

 

 

ANOTHER FRATERNAL SITE FEATURING ENGLISH CHURCHES WITH EXHIBITIONISTS OR RELATED MOTIFS AND THEIR CONTEXTS
INCLUDES
:


Bilton-in-Ainsty East Yorkshire

Bishop Wilton East Yorkshire

Bugthorpe East Yorkshire

Etton Cambridgeshire

North Grimston North Yorkshire

Nunburnholme East Yorkshire

 

 

Map of figures in England,
Scotland and Wales

 

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CD ROM

 

 

 

 

grouped by period and country


ROMANESQUE FIGURES
(male and female,
including Luxuria)
FRANCE
BRITAIN
IRELAND
SPAIN
ITALY
GERMANY
NORWAY
SWEDEN
PALESTINE

POST-ROMANESQUE FIGURES
(female,
except where indicated otherwise)
FRANCE
BRITAIN
IRELAND

GERMANY
NETHERLANDS
ITALY (tree of phalluses)



The map on the right shows the Provincias of Spain.

Clicking on a Provincia will bring you to Spanish Romanesque websites with maps of varying usefulness, some of them interactive, some of them linked with GoogleMaps.



To locate French churches click here and type the name of the church in the search-box at the top of the page.


FRENCH ROMANESQUE FIGURES

Agen Lot-et-Garonne (male)

Archingeay Charente-Maritime

Aregno Corsica (male thornpuller)

Arthous Landes

Banyuls Pyrénées-Orientales (male)

Barret Charente

Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne Corrèze (males and females)

Béceleuf Deux-Sèvres

Bonnesvalyn Aisne

Bommiers Indre

Bonnesvalyn Aisne

Bordeaux (Sainte-Croix) Gironde

Bords Charente (male)

Bougneau Charente-Maritime

Brioude Haute-Loire (males)

Bully Calvados

Caen (Saint-Etienne) Calvados

Cambia Corsica (males)

Camiac-et-Saint-Denis Gironde (upside-down male masturbator)

Carennac Lot

Cavanac Aude (tongue-pulling female & ithyphallic wolf)

Chaix Vendée

Champagnolles Charente-Maritime

Chartres Eure-et-Loir (male)

Contré Charente-Maritime (acrobatic)

Deyrançon Deux-Sèvres

Droiturier Allier (male ape)

Figeac Lot (male being swallowed by hellish beast)

Fontaine-Henry Calvados

Fontaines d'Ozillac Charente-Maritime (acrobatic mouth-puller)

Givrezac Charente-Maritime

Graimbouville Seine-Maritime (male)

Guitinières Charente-Maritime

Haux Gironde (male)

La Charité-sur-Loire Nièvre (tongue-sticking simian)

La Libarde Gironde (male canid)

Lorignac Charente (microphallic male)

Loupiac Gironde (male genitals)

Lucheux Somme (male moneylender)

Lugaignac Gironde (male)

Lunac Aveyron

Lussac-et-Nontronneau Dordogne(acrobatic male)

Lusignan Vienne

Mailhat Puy de Dôme (circumcised ape)

Melle (Saint-Savinien) Deux-Sèvres
Melle (Saint-Savinien) (male)
Melle (Saint-Hilaire) (Luxuria)

Moissac Tarn-et-Garonne (Luxuria)

Monbos Dordogne (with wolf)

Montbron Charente

Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard Charente (male)

Montmorillon Vienne (Luxuria)

Montmorillon Vienne (Luxuria)

Montpeyroux Aveyron (male beast drinking from a bucket)

Montvert Cantal

Ôo Hautes-Pyrénées

Poitiers (Saint-Hilaire) Vienne

Passirac Charente

Plaimpied Cher (broken male)

Puypéroux Charente

Rabastens Tarn

Rânes Orne

Rivière Indre-et-Loire (upside-down male)

Ruffec Charente (female and broken male)

Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val Tarn-et-Garonne

Saint-Contest Calvados

Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse Gironde (male)

Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde Charente-Maritime

Saint-Front-sur-Nizonne Dordogne

Saint-Léger-de-Montbrillais Vienne

Saint-Léger-en-Pons Charente

Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat Haute-Vienne (male)

Saint-Palais Gironde

Saint-Privat-des-Prés Dordogne (mouthpulling female, restored)

Saint-Quantin-de-Rançanne[s] Charente-Maritime

Sainte-Mère-Eglise Manche

churches in the Salers area of the Cantal

Savennières Maine-et-Loire

Semur-en-Brionnais Saône-et-Loire

Sens Yonne (Luxuria without snakes)

Sévignacq-Thèze Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Vézelay Yonne

Villedieu-sur-Indre Indre (male

Villenave d'Ornon Gironde (female acrobat and male)

Vinax Charente-Maritime

 


FRENCH POST-ROMANESQUE
FIGURES

Caussade Tarn-et-Garonne

Châtelaudren Côtes d'Armor (roof-boss: male with tenoned penis missing)

Cleyrac Charente

Monpazier Dordogne

 


PALESTINIAN ROMANESQUE FIGURES

Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre (male)

 

SPANISH ROMANESQUE FIGURES

Agüero Huesca

Arce Navarra (broken male)

Barahona Segóvia (view all corbels)

Barcena de Pie de Concha Cantabria (masturbating female)

Berrioplano Navarra

Besalù Girona (naked male and female)

Bolmir Cantabria (males and females)

Castiltierra Segóvia (megaphallic dolio-blower)

Cervatos Cantabria (various)

Corullón León

Frómista Palencia (megaphallic male)

Fuentidueña Segóvia (couple)

Jubia (Xubia) La Coruña (three males and one female)

Lomilla de Aguilar Palencia (vulva-pulling Luxuria)

Olóriz Navarra

Santa Mariña de Esposende Ourense (male Dolio-player)

Santa Marta del Cerro Segóvia (pair)

Santiago de Compostela La Coruña (megaphallic male
and female acrobat)

Santiago de Compostela La Coruña (megaphallic male and female acrobat)

Santillana del Mar Santander

Seu d'Urgell Lleida

Vilach Lleida

Yermo Cantabria

Zamora Zamora


For a large collection of Spanish corbel-carvings see

http://www.flickr.com/groups/canecillos/pool/


Rubiães Portugal (megaphallic Dolio-player)



BRITISH ROMANESQUE FIGURES

Alstonefield Staffordshire

Auctioned in Dublin provenance unknown

Bredwardine Herefordshire

Bishopstone East Sussex

Buncton Sussex

Burford Oxfordshire

Claypole Lincolnshire (male)

Cleckheaton Yorkshire

Clevedon Somerset (seriously defaced)

Devizes Wiltshire (pair)

Ely Cambridgeshire

Exeter Devon

Etton Cambridgeshire

Glasgow (female & possible male)

Gosberton Lincs (male)

Grain Kent

Kilpeck Herefordshire

Kirknewton West Lothian

Kirkwall Orkney

Lincoln Lincolnshire

Llanhamlach Powys

Lower Swell Gloucestershire

Malton Yorkshire (couple)

Northampton St Peter's (various)
Northampton
Holy Sepulchre

Nunburnholme Yorkshire (male)

Rochester Kent

Romsey Abbey Hampshire

Southwell Minster Nottinghamshire

Studland Dorset

Twywell Northamptonshire (see church)

Whittlesford Cambridgeshire

Wolston Warwickshire

West Knoyle Wiltshire (male beast, transitional)

Wimborne Minster Dorset (male mouth-puller, with snake-heads)

Worth Matravers Dorset

Wroxham Norfolk

York Minster Yorkshire

 



IRISH ROMANESQUE FIGURES

Annaghdown Galway (male)

Berrymount Cavan

Clonmacnois (Nuns' Church) Offaly

Glendalough (St Saviour's) Wicklow

Liathmore Tipperary

Monasterboice (Muiredach's Cross) Louth

Rath Clare

White Island Fermanagh




SWEDISH ROMANESQUE FIGURES

Vänge Gotland (male thornpuller)
Väte Gotland (Luxuria as a Witch ?)

 


 

ITALIAN ROMANESQUE FIGURES

Cefalù and Monreale Sicily (various)

Cortazzone Piemonte (males and females)

Fidenza Parma (Luxuria - or a high-class whore ?)

Gropina Arezzo (males)


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YouTube videos of Romanesque carvings, with excellent music.


BRITISH POST-ROMANESQUE
FIGURES (mostly 14th-15th centuries)

Ancaster Lincolnshire (male and female)

Ansford Somerset (male)

Ashbourne Derbyshire (female discovered in 2016)

Aston Somerville Worcestershire (simian male[s])

Bilton-in-Ainsty Yorkshire

Brant Broughton Lincolnshire (male self-fellator)

Bray Berkshire

Buckland Buckinghamshire

Church Langton Leicestershire (hermaphrodite ?)

Church Stretton Shropshire

Cynghordy Carmarthenshire (ambiguous figures)

Copgrove Yorkshire

Croft-on-Tees Durham

Denton Lincolnshire (feet-to-ears self-fellater)

Easthorpe (Colchester Museum) Essex

Egremont Cumbria

Ewerby Lincolnshire (male acrobat with realistic penis)

Grantham Lincolnshire (male and female)

Haddon Hall Derbyshire

Kildonan Isle of Eigg, Argyll

Iona Argyll (two females and a male)

Lammas Norfolk

Llandrindod Radnorshire

Lowesby Oxfordshire (male workman with modest but realistic penis)

Margam Glamorgan

Oakham Leicestershire (scrotal male)

Moulton Suffolk (male and female)

Painswick Gloucestershire (male)

Rodel Isle of Harris (male; female)

St Ives Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire)

South Tawton Devon (roof-boss)

Taynuilt Argyll

Tickhill Castle Yorkshire

Tilton-on-the-Hill Leicestershire (scrotal male)

Welbourn Lincolnshire (late sgraffito in porch)

Wiggenhall (St Mary the Virgin) Norfolk (male, mouth-pulling water-spout)

Woodford Northamptonshire (male on tower)

Woodkirk Yorkshire

Wymondham Leicestershire (scrotal male on tower)

 


 

click here for a list
and distribution-map of
post-Romanesque Irish
sheela-na-gigs

 

GERMAN POST-ROMANESQUE FIGURES

Marienhafe Ostfriesland


 

DUTCH POST-ROMANESQUE FIGURES

Zutphen Gelderland


 

 

 

 


click to enlarge

Stanton St Quintin (Wiltshire)
photographed by John Harding
Note the three perforations:
umbilical, cunnic and anal.

 

 

 

 

You-tube video of
go to You-Tube ->
Oloron-Sainte-Marie

 

 

 

 


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