Phallic amulet

Greek
Archaic Period ?


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 276.

Dimensions

Height x length: 3 x 3.8 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

68.42

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

There is a male member below the loop, another phallos extending leftwards, and an indeterminate design at the right. Lightish green patina.

Provenance

Probably 1908 or later: Edward Perry Warren (d. 1928) (gift to MFA as Apparatus); accessioned as Gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, March 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren