• Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 206

    A ROMAN BRONZE PHALLIC AMULET

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE PHALLIC AMULET
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D
    With male genitalia and central suspension loop; another seven, similar; another three bronze amulets, each with conjoined phalli; and a bronze phallic amulet with clenched fist (mano fica), all with attachment loops or holes
    2 in. (5 cm.) long max. (12)


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    Provenance

    Acquired on the French art market, 1983-1985.