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tintinabulum

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,1226.1086

  • Description

    Bronze tintinabulum hung with small bells to function as a wind chime. It is decorated with a winged lion-phallus which was believed to provide magical protection against evil and to bring good luck to the household.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 13.45 centimetres
  • Location

    On display: G69/dc12

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2014 Feb-May, Brading Roman Villa, Isle of Wight, Roman Sexuality: Images, Myths and Meanings

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1856,1226.1086

COMPASS Title: Bronze phallic wind chime (tintinabulum)

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COMPASS Title: Bronze phallic wind chime (tintinabulum)

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