Figurine of Priapus

Carzield Roman Fort
A figurine of the God Priapus, bearing fruit with an uplifted garment. This is an example of an ithyphallic work (a statue or figure with an erect penis), and depicts a deity who is associated with fertility and is the subject of The Priapeia, a humorous and obscene work of verse from the classical period of Latin literature.   The figurine was found in an armourer's furnace at Carzield during the 1939 excavation, and is most likely Gaulish due to the workmanship.
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3 inches in length
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Carzield Roman Fort
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