Phallic effigy

Olmec
Formative to Early Classic period
900 B.C.–400 B.C.


Object Place: Mexico or Guatemala

Dimensions

8.1 x 4 cm (3 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.709

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Vessels

Small stone container with traces of red pigment inside. The shape of the container recalls a simplified rendering of a human phallus.

Provenance

About 1971-1973, purchased in Guatemala by John B. Fulling (b. 1924 – d. 2005), Lighthouse Point, Florida; 1987, year-end gift of John B. Fulling to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 20, 1988)

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Fulling