Authentic alloy 90% copper, 10% tin
The Summit of eroticism?
1st century. A.d.
This is the reconstruction of the original piece of exceptional. The phallus in ancient times considered general good-luck charm.
The riding naked woman Droppeth oil from a small bottle on the floating phallus. The representation affects modern humans only once a little shocking. But in Roman antiquity, the attributes of the oil and the blind person support the effect of the phallus, namely to ward off evil and bring good luck. Representations with blind women of this type can be found even in so-called Tintinabuli, which can be seen in the museums in Trier and in Naples.
He is a symbol of a bygone era in which sexuality was seen as natural and not obscene part of life for us today.
Only the later Christian moral ideals, with whom we have to fight culture still made the physical love something impure and sinful.
- Good luck charm / talisman
- Polished bronze casting
- Length 30 x 35 mm
- including leather strap
- Site of Pompeii, Italy
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