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Traces of red pigment
Together with another holding a large phallus wrapped around his shoulder, worn surface
3rd - 1st Century BC
Sizes: 11.5cm long – 4½ ins long and 7.5cm high – 3 ins high
Figures of this type have been found at Pompeii and probably represent Priapus, a deity who was always phallic. An early fertility god, his particular responsibility was with gardens and farms. The phallus was not just an erotic device; it was also regarded as having a protective and apotropaic function.