An amusing erotic ivory carving of a monk

An amusing erotic ivory carving of a monk

1800 to 1900 England

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An amusing erotic ivory carving of a monk with a large phallus
His bible painted with the words 'Look Under My Book'
Late 18th - Early 19th century

Size : 7 cm high
2¾ ins high
The trap door in the monk's habit is operated by means of string which when pulled reveals all !
These erotic ivory figures are more usually French, ofetn originating from the workshops of Dieppe, this carefully constructed English model was probably made as a statement against 'popery'.
Dimensions
Height 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Medium
Ivory paint and string
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