Roman Bronze Phallic Pendant
C. 2nd-3rd century AD
A solid bronze cast of a Roman Phallic Pendant consisting of a phallus to the right and a clenched fist to the left with a suspension loop above.
In ancient Rome phallic pendants were talismans used to ward off the evil eye and thought to ward off primarily envy that was targeted against the fertility of animal, crop and person.
A nice dark patina with some surface marks otherwise intact.
Provenance: Ex A. H. Blok