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Phallic effigy

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Small stone container with traces of red pigment inside. The shape of the container recalls a simplified rendering of a human phallus.

Provenance

John B. Fulling collection, Florida, by 1975; lent to MFA, June 1, 1987; to MFA, December 1987, gift of John B. Fulling.

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Fulling

Olmec, Formative to Early Classic period, 900 B.C.–400 B.C.

Object Place

Mexico or Guatemala

Dimensions

8.1 x 4 cm (3 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.709

Medium or Technique

Serpentinite

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Vessels