Sculpture, warrior with sword and dagger, with an erect final phallus-headed phallus (1) - Patinated bronze - 19th century

Description
Sculpture, warrior with sword and dagger, with an erect final phallus-headed phallus (1) - Patinated bronze - 19th century
Italy

Bronze figurine with green patina depicting a warrior with sword and dagger, with an erect phallus ending in the shape of a lioness's head. This item is a Tintinabulum, a type of lucky charm that used to be hung at the entrance of shops and Roman houses in order to attract ‘good luck’. It used to have a chain with a small bell (missing) attached to the ring under the phallus; sometimes they bore the writing ‘hic habet felicitas’ (here lies good fortune). Probably a Grand Tour Souvenir.
Figurine size: h 23 x 12 cm, weight 1.100 kg.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
Sculpture, warrior with sword and dagger, with an erect final phallus-headed phallus
Material
Patinated bronze
Estimated Period
19th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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