'What is Mary holding?': Twitter users mock rude-looking stained glass window

Twitter is having a field day over a suggestive looking stained-glass window design.

Stained-glass windows are a common feature in churches and other religious buildings.

In churches, it is customary for these decorative features to depict images from the life of Jesus Christ, adding an attractive focal point which can be viewed from both inside and outside of the building.

But a photo of one particular stained-glass window has gone viral on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.

The image, taken in an unknown location, depicts Mary the Virgin holding a semi-clad Jesus Christ in her arms. It is believed to be a homage to The Pietà, a sculpture by Michaelangelo.

A photo of a stained-glass church window with Virgin Mary holding Jesus by a peculiar phallic object.
The eyebrow-raising image set tongues wagging on Twitter. Source: Twitter/Rosievix

Sharing the photo on Twitter, @Rosieviw wrote: “What, exactly... is Mary holding?”

Another person chimed in, writing: “I can’t unsee this now”.

The two-toned glass depicts Christ’s legs – presumably used to create a shadowing effect – is suggesting a very rude scene to some users.

Last month, shoppers at clothes brand FatFace were left chuckling after spotting a “rude” pattern on a Christmas jumper.

The ‘Felicity Fairisle Jumper’, which costs AU$106 from FatFace, is printed with a black and red snowflake pattern.

But shoppers pointed out the sweater, which is from Holly Willoughby’s stylist Angie Smith's The Stylist Edit, had been designed with what appears to be a row of breasts.

Earlier this year, a Marks and Spencer “yoga bunny” released as part of its Easter range went viral because of its seemingly sexual stance.

One Marks and Spencer sales assistant joked on Twitter: “Prayers for those of us who have to try and sell this product with a straight face appreciated.”

– Yahoo Style UK

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