Statues - Hither & Thither

Guernsey
Saint Martin

La Bellieuse
(Saint Martins Parish Church)

La Gran'mère du Chimquière

The Grandmother the Cemetery

Prehistoric sculptor
2500-1800 BC

Saint Martin /  La Gran'mère du Chimquière   Saint Martin /  La Gran'mère du Chimquière

Description

Granite menhir being shaped by carving and smoothing into a stylised female figure. The menhir is 1.65 m tall.

Annotation

Guernsey people revere the Gran'mère today. She is often decked with garlands and flowers for good luck before weddings and coins are sometimes put on her head.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°26'16" W 2°33'16"

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