University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 48-2-271
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Turkey (Country)
Locus: ruins of Iconion; several feet below surface of a garden
Period: Roman Period
Height: 23.4cm
Length: 3.2cm
Width: 2cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number88 - Collector Number
L-2-194 - Old Loan Number


Priapic Herm. The pillar is hollow, rectangular in section, broader above. Stepped base. From it rises in relief an acanthus leaf (on front surface), and two lanceolate leaves (one on each side).Above, on front, a phallus. A short horizontal strut on each side just below shoulders. frontal, presumably amle head, lips slightly parted. Hair to level of chin and nape of neck. A broad, plain fillet on forehead. Circular opening 0.02 m. in diam. on top of head. Ivy garland around top of head above fillet, falling down each side of head, over front surface of struts, and crossing front of pillar just above phallus.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Sex: A History in 30 Objects (17 Oct 2015 - 31 Jul 2016)View Objects in Exhibition
The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 50, no. 71View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Book] Warden, P. Gregory. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 32, no. 71View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference
[Thesis] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 172-175, no. 179; p. 352, fig. 123View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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