Anasyrma / Vulval Madonna

Anasyrma is the Ancient Greek word for ‘lifting the skirt’ – a concept that can be found in many cultures throughout history.
A form of female exhibitionism that is never intended for arousal, but is an apotropaic device (to ward off evil or frighten the enemy).
It is also an act that evokes surprise, laughter and a letting go of sadness. It can be found across the world as a symbol and tool for emotional healing.
See similar ancient examples of Baubo statues and Sheela-na-gig carvings on Christian churches.

Dimensions: 410mm H x 250mm W x 90mm D
Material: Caen Limestone
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Dimensions: 150mm x 95mm x 30mm
Material: Hand-cast marble resin, hand-painted in a range of colours.
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