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Wooden phallus, Japan, 20th century

Wooden phallus, Japan, 20th century


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1980: Item # 788531

Please refer to our stock # 10510 when inquiring.
  
$ 1,000

Wooden folk art carving of a giant penis. Strapped around it are red and white twisted cotton cords (imenawash) with paper strips (gohei). Japan, 20th century.
H 24.5 inches (62.2 cm).
Excellent condition.
The piece may have stood in a fertility shrine or may have been used in a festival.