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Priapus, fertility god, weighing his phallus & fruit | Roman fresco Pompeii

F39.1 PRIAPOS

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

SUMMARY

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.

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Priapos

 
 
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