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tintinabulum

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1814,0704.1595

  • Description

    Part of a bronze tintinabulum in the form of a grotesque figure with two phalluses. There is a suspension loop on the figure's back and further suspension loops on his two members. The feet are also pierced for attachments. The eyes may once have been inlaid with semi-precious stones and the hair and beard are indicated by short incisions as being close-cropped. The figure is sticking out his tongue.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8.8 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2010, Jan-April, Nottingham, Lakeside Arts Centre, The University of Nottingham, 'Roman Sexuality: Images, Myths and Meanings'
    2014, Feb-May, Isle of Wright, Brading Roman Villa, Roman Sexuality: Images, Myths and Meanings

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1814

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1814,0704.1595

COMPASS Title: Bronze statuette with two phalluses

Unknown

COMPASS Title: Bronze statuette with two phalluses

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