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Terracotta statuette of Priapos

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.229.21
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
The ithyphallic god Priapos, protector of vineyards and gardens, is represented carrying an armful of fruit.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 129, 269, pl. 109d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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