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A GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF PRIAPUS
A GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF PRIAPUS

HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.

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A GREEK TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF PRIAPUS
hellenistic period, circa late 4th-3rd century b.c.
The god of fertility standing with he feet together on an integral plinth, left hand resting on a tree trunk, depicted with a full beard, his long hair center-parted and knotted in back, his body enveloped in a mantle but for his enormous erect phallus
5.7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high
Provenance
Antiquities, Bonhams Knightsbridge, 30 April 1996, lot 18
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