St Ives

The St Ives Sheela Na Gig Photographs by permission of Anthony Weir.
The St Ives Sheela Na Gig
Photographs by permission of Anthony Weir.

The Figure

According to The Witch on the Wall the figure was discovered near the remains of St Ives Priory the figure is crudely carved for the most and appears to have signs on burning on it. The photograph to the right was taken in the 1970’s by Anthony Weir author of Images of Lust . At that time the figure was in the private possession of Mr R.C. Jude of St Ives. I contacted the Norris museum near St.Ives with a view to finding out what had happened to the figure and whether the museum now had possession. Unfortunately according to the museum Mr. Jude had since died and had no immediate family. It’s assumed that the figure was left to his cousins or more remote family. Unfortunately this now means that the figure is essentially lost. If anyone knows the whereabouts of the figure or can put me touch with Mr. Jude’s family please let me know.

One of the odder features of this sculpture is that vulva resides in a depression. This could be down to the legs now being missing or possibly that the figure was being eaten by a monstrous pair of jaws,

John Harding

The St Ives Sheela Na Gig Photographs by permission of Anthony Weir.
The now lost St Ives Sheela Na Gig Photographs by permission of Anthony Weir.

Location


Please note that this shows the Location of St Ives. This figure is now lost.

Directions