Oil flask (aryballos) in the shape of a phallus

Greek
Archaic Period
about 540 B.C.
Potter Priapos


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 6 x 6.1 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.105

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

On back of handle, a man courting a youth. Around the rim is labeled “Priapos made it” (Priapos epoiesen)

Inscription

Priapos epoiesen (Priapos made it)

Provenance

By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren