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Phallus amulet

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3392, Phallus amulet, unknown

Artist: Photographer: Ardon Bar Hama
Culture: Roman
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 1.7 cm

Phallic amulet with clenched fist and loop.  Phallus amulets were good luck charms and had no erotic connotation.  Amulets with larger loops such as this one were attached to bracelets or necklaces and worn by women to propitiate fertility.

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