Not too far away from the place I live, here in Graz-Austria, there is a road with this kind of statue on the wall of a building.
I was schocked the first time I saw it and every time I see it. This thing carries encrypted meanings which we could probably discuss, but I cannot yet believe that this creature on the bottom is ...pregnant! Things like that one can never find in warmer climates... I guess one more influence of Christianity or Alchemy? Maybe...But to be honest, I don't know if I like it or no.