A depiction of the Virgin Mary waring garlands of roses around her chest and waist and exposing a workout-sculpted abdomen and shapely legs is causing consternation in some parts of Ireland.
The print, also featuring Mary with a kimono-type garment draped on her shoulders, her hands suggestively on her hips, a smouldering look with her head slightly titled and encapsulated in a glowing vagina-like object with a bare-breasted woman perched beneath, on a butterfly, goes on show in Cork from Friday.
The richly coloured creation, Our Lady of Guadalupe, by Mexican artist Alma Lopez is on show at University College Cork, part of an exhibition titled Our Lady and Other Queer Santas.
Religious leaders and politicians in Cork have blasted the print as blasphemous and said the university should not allow it to be viewed by the public.