Sunday, 25 May 2008

Swizzfigglingly Gloriumptious Madonna

or, Dial M for... Matilda. Whilst scouring Britain for Lovely Things to share with the world, I encountered this pottery madonna in a Leicestershire Church. It’s only a mobile phone shot, but she’s got lovely eyes, and I particularly like the “I surrender” posture of our Lord, along with the added spermatazoa in the background.

This could be the loveliest naïve devotional object in England... unless you know better.

It was certainly an interesting backdrop for discussions about female bishops.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Every sperm is sacred... :D

I think the "surrender" imagery is fantastic. Maybe Mary is squeezing Jesus too much round his middle?

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