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Bronze phallic amulet

Bronze phallic amulet

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Summary

This amulet is of unusual form. Commonly, the phallus, presented in symmetrical double form on amulets, is winged, but the three winged phalli that project from this ornament are very different in shape, position, and style. Unlike the symmetrical phallic amulets in this case with (60.117.5, 60.117.7-9), this pendant perhaps is intended to ward off evil coming from all possible directions.
Imperial
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Date

0000 - 0099
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Source

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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