This Sheela na Gig pendant is inspired by an example found in a church wall in Rahara, Co. Roscommon. It is thought that Sheela na gigs represent a pre Christian goddess of fertility. They were placed into walls in sacred and secular medieval architecture in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England. They can be found on rural churches, castles, bridges, holy wells, tombs and standing stones and appear to have survived the introduction of Christianity. Examples are still in place at some sacred sites in Ireland. This pendant is hand cast in silver bronze by Jack Roberts in Galway. The box contains an information card. Pendant W 1.9cm H 3cm D 2mm. Chain length 22.5cm (each side, from top of pendant to chain clasp, total length 45cm).