Roman Charm

Museum Number: 2659
Object Name: Charm
Physical Description: Roman pendant amulet (probably bronze) in the form of a triple phallus.

Roman Charm

QUESTIONS

  1. Who wore these charms in ancient times, and for what reason?
  2. Would we (or you) wear a charm like this today and if not why not?
  3. What does this charm tell us about the culture in which it was created and its view of the human, and particularly male, body and sexuality?
  4. How do you feel about this object? What would you say to the person who made it?

HAVE A LOOK AT THESE LINKS TO FIND OUT MORE:

Have a look at these links to find out more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_erotic_depictions#Greek_and_Roman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_nudity#Ancient_Rome http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascinus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanamara_Matsuri