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Oil flask (aryballos) in the shape of a phallus

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On back of handle, a man courting a youth. Around the rim is labeled "Priapos made it" (Priapos epoiesen)

Inscription

Priapos epoiesen (Priapos made it)

Provenance

By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.105

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels