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Superb Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallus Amulet 100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000   item# 367995

Superb Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallus Amulet  100 AD
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$245 

Superb Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 40mm x 18mm x 12mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina.


Choice Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallus Amulet c100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pre AD 1000   item# 367999

Choice Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallus Amulet  c100 AD
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$245 

Choice Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very nice amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of differnt shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 34mm x 21mm x 10mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina.


Bold Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallus Amulet c100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 368001

Bold  Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallus Amulet  c100 AD
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Bold Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very interesting amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titillate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 35mm x 21mm x 11mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina.


Rare V Large Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet Triple

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 745476

Rare V Large Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet Triple
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$345 

Very Rare and Large Ancient Roman Triple Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very rare amulet Type, particularly considering the size of the piece. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of differnt shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 77mm x 17mm x 46mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina.


Rare Large Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet Triple

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 745478

Rare Large Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet Triple
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$285 

Rare and Large Ancient Roman Triple Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 63mm x 13mm x 34mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina.


Superb Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 754442 (stock# z21)

Superb Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD
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$145 

Superb Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 25mm x 17mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina. The Phallic ammulet was worn in Ancient Rome to pay homage to a number of different Gods depending upon the wearers desires and background: Mutinus Mutunus (Greek - Priapus); the Roman God of fertility. Eros; the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse. Cupid (Latin cupido); the god of erotic love and beauty. Roman women seeking to bear children invoked these Gods, as well as Roman Men who sought to increase virlity, sexual performance or attraction. Also in some parts of ancient Rome, people believed that phallic charms and ornaments offered protection against the evil eye. A phallic charm was called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare (the origin of the English word "to fascinate"), "to cast a spell", such as that of the evil eye. Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into demon look, not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Plutarch explained this scientific explanation explaining that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something seemingly inexplicable that is a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied from different regions and periods. There were places in which people felt more conscious of the danger of the evil eye. In the Roman days not only were individual considered to posses the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.


Gorgeous Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 754458 (stock# z23)

Gorgeous Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD
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Superb Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 25mm x 19mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina. The Phallic ammulet was worn in Ancient Rome to pay homage to a number of different Gods depending upon the wearers desires and background: Mutinus Mutunus (Greek - Priapus); the Roman God of fertility. Eros; the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse. Cupid (Latin cupido); the god of erotic love and beauty. Roman women seeking to bear children invoked these Gods, as well as Roman Men who sought to increase virlity, sexual performance or attraction. Also in some parts of ancient Rome, people believed that phallic charms and ornaments offered protection against the evil eye. A phallic charm was called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare (the origin of the English word "to fascinate"), "to cast a spell", such as that of the evil eye. Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into demon look, not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Plutarch explained this scientific explanation explaining that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something seemingly inexplicable that is a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied from different regions and periods. There were places in which people felt more conscious of the danger of the evil eye. In the Roman days not only were individual considered to posses the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.


Evil Eye - Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 754459 (stock# z22)

Evil Eye - Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100AD
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Superb Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 25mm x 16mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina. The Phallic ammulet was worn in Ancient Rome to pay homage to a number of different Gods depending upon the wearers desires and background: Mutinus Mutunus (Greek - Priapus); the Roman God of fertility. Eros; the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse. Cupid (Latin cupido); the god of erotic love and beauty. Roman women seeking to bear children invoked these Gods, as well as Roman Men who sought to increase virlity, sexual performance or attraction. Also in some parts of ancient Rome, people believed that phallic charms and ornaments offered protection against the evil eye. A phallic charm was called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare (the origin of the English word "to fascinate"), "to cast a spell", such as that of the evil eye. Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into demon look, not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Plutarch explained this scientific explanation explaining that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something seemingly inexplicable that is a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied from different regions and periods. There were places in which people felt more conscious of the danger of the evil eye. In the Roman days not only were individual considered to posses the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.


Ancient Roman Erotica - Fist & Phallus Amulet 100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 754460 (stock# z24)

 Ancient Roman Erotica - Fist & Phallus Amulet 100 AD
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$265 

Superb Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 47mm x 23mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina. The Phallic ammulet was worn in Ancient Rome to pay homage to a number of different Gods depending upon the wearers desires and background: Mutinus Mutunus (Greek - Priapus); the Roman God of fertility. Eros; the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse. Cupid (Latin cupido); the god of erotic love and beauty. Roman women seeking to bear children invoked these Gods, as well as Roman Men who sought to increase virlity, sexual performance or attraction. Also in some parts of ancient Rome, people believed that phallic charms and ornaments offered protection against the evil eye. A phallic charm was called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare (the origin of the English word "to fascinate"), "to cast a spell", such as that of the evil eye. Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into demon look, not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Plutarch explained this scientific explanation explaining that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something seemingly inexplicable that is a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied from different regions and periods. There were places in which people felt more conscious of the danger of the evil eye. In the Roman days not only were individual considered to posses the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.


Bold Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 754462 (stock# z25)

 Bold Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD
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$185 

Superb Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 32mm x 17mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina. The Phallic ammulet was worn in Ancient Rome to pay homage to a number of different Gods depending upon the wearers desires and background: Mutinus Mutunus (Greek - Priapus); the Roman God of fertility. Eros; the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse. Cupid (Latin cupido); the god of erotic love and beauty. Roman women seeking to bear children invoked these Gods, as well as Roman Men who sought to increase virlity, sexual performance or attraction. Also in some parts of ancient Rome, people believed that phallic charms and ornaments offered protection against the evil eye. A phallic charm was called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare (the origin of the English word "to fascinate"), "to cast a spell", such as that of the evil eye. Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into demon look, not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Plutarch explained this scientific explanation explaining that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something seemingly inexplicable that is a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied from different regions and periods. There were places in which people felt more conscious of the danger of the evil eye. In the Roman days not only were individual considered to posses the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.


Very Long Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 754465 (stock# z26)

Very Long Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD
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$245 

Superb Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this rare and boastful amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 62mm x 21mm Superb Condition, beautiful deep green patina. The Phallic ammulet was worn in Ancient Rome to pay homage to a number of different Gods depending upon the wearers desires and background: Mutinus Mutunus (Greek - Priapus); the Roman God of fertility. Eros; the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse. Cupid (Latin cupido); the god of erotic love and beauty. Roman women seeking to bear children invoked these Gods, as well as Roman Men who sought to increase virlity, sexual performance or attraction. Also in some parts of ancient Rome, people believed that phallic charms and ornaments offered protection against the evil eye. A phallic charm was called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare (the origin of the English word "to fascinate"), "to cast a spell", such as that of the evil eye. Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into demon look, not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Plutarch explained this scientific explanation explaining that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something seemingly inexplicable that is a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied from different regions and periods. There were places in which people felt more conscious of the danger of the evil eye. In the Roman days not only were individual considered to posses the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.


Very Rare Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 754468 (stock# z27)

Very Rare Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD
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$185 

Superb Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this rare amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 36mm x 40mm Superb Condition, beautiful patina. The Phallic ammulet was worn in Ancient Rome to pay homage to a number of different Gods depending upon the wearers desires and background: Mutinus Mutunus (Greek - Priapus); the Roman God of fertility. Eros; the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse. Cupid (Latin cupido); the god of erotic love and beauty. Roman women seeking to bear children invoked these Gods, as well as Roman Men who sought to increase virlity, sexual performance or attraction. Also in some parts of ancient Rome, people believed that phallic charms and ornaments offered protection against the evil eye. A phallic charm was called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare (the origin of the English word "to fascinate"), "to cast a spell", such as that of the evil eye. Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into demon look, not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Plutarch explained this scientific explanation explaining that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something seemingly inexplicable that is a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied from different regions and periods. There were places in which people felt more conscious of the danger of the evil eye. In the Roman days not only were individual considered to posses the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.


Tripoint Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 754469 (stock# z28)

Tripoint Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD
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$235 

Superb Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this rare amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 43mm x 58mm Superb Condition, beautiful patina. A very unusual type with two phalluses and one fist. The Phallic ammulet was worn in Ancient Rome to pay homage to a number of different Gods depending upon the wearers desires and background: Mutinus Mutunus (Greek - Priapus); the Roman God of fertility. Eros; the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse. Cupid (Latin cupido); the god of erotic love and beauty. Roman women seeking to bear children invoked these Gods, as well as Roman Men who sought to increase virlity, sexual performance or attraction. Also in some parts of ancient Rome, people believed that phallic charms and ornaments offered protection against the evil eye. A phallic charm was called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare (the origin of the English word "to fascinate"), "to cast a spell", such as that of the evil eye. Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into demon look, not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Plutarch explained this scientific explanation explaining that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something seemingly inexplicable that is a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied from different regions and periods. There were places in which people felt more conscious of the danger of the evil eye. In the Roman days not only were individual considered to posses the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.


Erect Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 754471 (stock# z30)

Erect Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD
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$185 

Superb Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this rare amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 40mm x 17mm Superb Condition, beautiful patina. The Phallic ammulet was worn in Ancient Rome to pay homage to a number of different Gods depending upon the wearers desires and background: Mutinus Mutunus (Greek - Priapus); the Roman God of fertility. Eros; the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse. Cupid (Latin cupido); the god of erotic love and beauty. Roman women seeking to bear children invoked these Gods, as well as Roman Men who sought to increase virlity, sexual performance or attraction. Also in some parts of ancient Rome, people believed that phallic charms and ornaments offered protection against the evil eye. A phallic charm was called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare (the origin of the English word "to fascinate"), "to cast a spell", such as that of the evil eye. Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into demon look, not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Plutarch explained this scientific explanation explaining that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something seemingly inexplicable that is a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied from different regions and periods. There were places in which people felt more conscious of the danger of the evil eye. In the Roman days not only were individual considered to posses the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.


Evil Eye Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 754474 (stock# y11)

Evil Eye  Ancient Roman Erotica - Phallic Amulet 100 AD
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Superb Very Rare Ancient Roman Erotic Phallus Amulet c100 AD. This is a very well preserved example of this very rare amulet Type. The phallus (or symbolic male genitals) represented masculinity and virility in Ancient Rome. These amulets where worn to ward off evil, increase a soldiers strength in battle and perhaps to titilate a prospective sexual conquest. Many hundreds of different shapes and sizes have been discovered over the last three hundred years. 27mm x 17mm Superb Condition, beautiful patina. The Phallic ammulet was worn in Ancient Rome to pay homage to a number of different Gods depending upon the wearers desires and background: Mutinus Mutunus (Greek - Priapus); the Roman God of fertility. Eros; the primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse. Cupid (Latin cupido); the god of erotic love and beauty. Roman women seeking to bear children invoked these Gods, as well as Roman Men who sought to increase virlity, sexual performance or attraction. Also in some parts of ancient Rome, people believed that phallic charms and ornaments offered protection against the evil eye. A phallic charm was called fascinum in Latin, from the verb fascinare (the origin of the English word "to fascinate"), "to cast a spell", such as that of the evil eye. Belief in the evil eye during antiquity is based on the evidence in ancient sources like Aristophanes, Athenaeus, Plutarch and Heliodorus. There are also speculations that claim Socrates possessed the evil eye and that his disciples and admirers were fascinated by Socrates' insistently glaring eyes. His followers were called Blepedaimones, which translates into demon look, not because they were possessors and transmitters of the evil eye, but because they were suspected of being under the hypnotic and dangerous spell of Socrates. In the Greco-Roman period a scientific explanation of the evil eye was common. Plutarch explained this scientific explanation explaining that the eyes were the chief, if not sole, source of the deadly rays that were supposed to spring up like poisoned darts from the inner recesses of a person possessing the evil eye. Plutarch treated the phenomenon of the evil eye as something seemingly inexplicable that is a source of wonder and cause of incredulity. The belief in the evil eye during antiquity varied from different regions and periods. There were places in which people felt more conscious of the danger of the evil eye. In the Roman days not only were individual considered to posses the power of the evil eye but whole tribes, especially those of Pontus and Scythia, were believed to be transmitters of the evil eye.

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