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Ceramic phallus, Japan, Meiji or Taisho period

Ceramic phallus, Japan, Meiji or Taisho period


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1920: Item # 826129

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$ 1,800

Hollow phallus, perhaps used as incense burner or water container, of ceramic, molded and joined and fired at low temperature. This type of object is used in Shinto shrines, devoted to fertility. Seal impressed in bottom. Japan. Probably Meiji period or somewhat later.
H ca. 6.5 inches (16.5 cm).
Mint condition.