Museum Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Fresco, Imperial Roman IV Style
Context: Pompeii, Casa dei Vettii
Date: ca 65 -79 AD
Period: Imperial Roman
Priapos, the god of garden fertility, weighs his oversized member on a set of scales against the fruits of the earth. He is depicted wearing a raised yellow and blue robe and a Phrygian cap.