Museum Number: 2659
Object Name: Charm
Physical Description: Roman pendant amulet (probably bronze) in the form of a triple phallus.
- Who wore these charms in ancient times, and for what reason?
- Would we (or you) wear a charm like this today and if not why not?
- 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?
- 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