8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
A GREEK TERRACOTTA COUPLE
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
Depicting Aphrodite and Priapus, the goddess on the left depicted nude, adorned with earrings, an armlet, bracelet, anklet and a braided necklace with a crescent pendant, a crescentic diadem in her hair, holding her left foot in her right hand, her left arm draped over the shoulders of the god standing to her left, wearing a Phrygian cap, holding his fruit-laden cloak above his enormous erect phallus, on a high integral plinth, preserving traces of red pigment throughout
7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high
Nancy Mallen, London, 1972.
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