Phallic amulet

Greco-Roman
Greco-Roman Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 277.

Dimensions

Length: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.43

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

A winged phallos is suspended from a loop. Another phallos extends below, and a similar, small member protrudes rearward. Black patina with encrustation.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren