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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

A corbel is a architectural element jutting out of a wall to carry a superincumbent weight.

Explicit corbels

The erotic variety is discussed at length in the book Images of Lust (subtitled Sexual Carvings on Medieval Churches) and the book notes that in some cases "of these [corbels], one quarter are obscene, ..."[1]. The Sheela na gig of Kilpeck and the corbel of Église Sainte-Radegonde-de-Poitiers are good examples of this type of stone carvings on medieval churches that were abundant in Europe.

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