8 June 2004
TWELVE ROMAN PHALLIC AMULETS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Including three of blue faience, one of stone, two of repoussé sheet gold, and one of black glass with applied yellow testicles and wound with an opaque white thread, strung together as a necklace with red, black and white steatite beads interspersed with gold spheres; and four amulets in the form of male genitalia, two of faience, one of green glass and one of repoussé sheet gold, and one fisted hand (mano fica) in faience, strung together as a necklace with red steatite beads and four gold shield-shaped beads
First Necklace: 16 in. (40.6 cm.) long (2)
Nancy Mallen, London, 1972.
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