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Archbishop of Cologne (1238 - 1261), von Hochstaden wielded great influence in imperial affairs but was a controversial and contentious figure. Ultimately, to generate funds for continuing work on the cathedral, he initiated a tax on hops (thus raising the price of beer), a move that may have influenced the grotesque ornamentation added by stone carvers at the base of his statue

“ “ Archbishop of Cologne - von Hochstaden wielded great influence in imperial affairs but was a controversial and contentious figure. Ultimately, to generate funds for continuing work on.

The gargoyles and grotesques are fascinating architectural sculptures that can be found on many buildings. The difference between the gargoyle and grotesqu

The Chaourse treasure: a hoard of Roman silver from the century AD

San Martín de Artaiz (Navarra). S. XII

San Martín de Artaiz (Navarra). S. XII

The Kilpeck Sheela-na-Gig

A century sheela na gig on the church at Kilpeck, Herefordshire, England. Síle na gcíoch [in Irish] are figurative carvings of naked women displaying an exaggerated vulva as atropaic symbols.

Mapping Ireland’s Mysterious Carvings of Old Women Exposing Their Genitals Sheela-na-gigs can be found all over the country, but it’s only recently that academics have been brave enough to study them.

Mapping Ireland’s Mysterious Carvings of Old Women Exposing Their Genitals. A British Sheela-na-gig, on a church wall in Kilpeck, England.