Roman bronze votive fertility statue of Priapus, wearing a hooded coat and holding a grouping of food in the front of the garment that is raised on his phallus.
Priapus was a popular figure in Roman erotic art and Latin literature. He was a rustic fertility god, protector of livestock, fruit plants and male genitalia.
Length: 44,3 mm
Width: 14,8 mm
Condition: good solid condition, smooth shiny green patina. Signs of wear consistent with age and use. See images for own impression.
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Purchased by the current owner from a Dutch collection.
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- Ancient Roman
- Number of objects
- Votive fertility statue
- Century/ Timeframe
- 1st - 2nd century AD
- Good Condition, See Photo