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38: An Alexandrian Figure of Priapos

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Description

Graeco-Roman Period, ca. Ptolemaic / Roman, 1st Century B.C. / A.D. Priapos standing frontally, surrounded by palm trees with hanging wreath of wine leaves and grapes, his knees bent which further emphasizes the disproportionate nature of a dwarf-like figure, dressed in a belted chiton, a circular vent hole to expose his phallus, his facial features with bulging forehead, large eyebrows, ears, moustache and beard, resemble Silenos. A suspension hole at the top.

The gesture of being surrounded by palm trees seem to hint at the ex voto-character of the terracotta which may have been offered to the god to ensure the good production. Representations of Priapos in a palm environment indicate the offerings were made at cult statues of the divine guardian of the gardens. 5"H (12.8cm).

PROVENANCE: Museum of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem. Accompanied by a French Export Permit issued by the Ministry of Culture, no. 034408.

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Intact and Complete.

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Estimate $1,000 – $1,500
Starting Bid $800
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