8 June 2004,
Price realised USD 1,912
USD 1,800 - USD 2,600
SEVEN ROMAN BRONZE AMULETS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each complex amulet incorporating a phallus to one side, male genitalia at the center, and mano fica to the other side, the fisted hand with the thumb thrust between the index finger and middle finger, surmounted by a large suspension loop
Largest: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) long (7)
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THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
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