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Grotesque figure with phallus emerging from head

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A stooped grotesque figuredwarf, with his arms clutching at the chlamys at his chest. His features are exaggerated, especially his nose, and he has warts. He wears large earrings and a second phallos on his head. He was probably intended to be suspended with a chain as a good luck symbol, to...

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By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; said to have been bought in Paris in 1901; 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Roman, Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 143; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).


15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.)

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The Ancient World