Saint-Contest (Calvados)

Megaphallic male pulling or stroking his beard.

Click for more beards

Another part of the Norman corbel-table with a column-swallower on the left,
next to a mouth-puller, and a kissing ('lustful') couple on the right
which might be compared with the pair at
Studland in England.

compare with Studland in England

note the 'column-swallower' on the left (click for another one)

A nearby corbel-table at Biéville - probably by the same sculptor(s), showing an ithyphallic rebec-player, a contortionist,
an atlante on the left (who might be a jongleur), and, on the right, an octopus recalling the common motif of the double-tailed mermaid.

Photo by Guillaume Lelièvre


click to see another elaborate Northern French corbel-table - with frieze >