A ROMAN BRONZE PRIAPUS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The fertility god wearing boots and a high-belted tunic, gripping the edges of his garment with both hands and lifting it up to reveal his exaggerated erect phallus, the folds of the tunic overflowing with fruits and vegetables, including three clusters of grapes hanging over the edge, his face in the Archaistic manner with a long spade-shaped beard and full mustache framing his open mouth, a smooth forehead and arching brows merging with a slender nose, the eyes articulated, his long hair center parted and surmounted by a modius, standing with his weight on his right leg, the left relaxed and bent at the knee, on a high cylindrical pedestal with profiled moldings on the upper and lower edges
7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) high