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Bronze phallic ornament

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
L. 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of A. Hyatt Mayor, 1960
Accession Number:
60.117.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This flat-backed relief of a phallus was most likely attached to a larger object in antiquity, perhaps, as was common, to the chariot of a military general.
Said to be from Italica (near modern Seville, southern Spain)

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