Drawing of a phallus


Description of Drawing (English): phallus
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Erotic images
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 22.5
  • Graffito Length: 26.3
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 97.
Commentary: Dipinto of a penis located at the eastern face of Pier A15, looking into Bay 5. The corpus of the penis is drawn horizontally and it is composed of a lower straight line and an upper convex one converging toward the tip. Two short lines indicate the dorsal artery; the foreskin and the meatus are also clearly outlined. The two drop-shaped testicles, which are rendered in multiple concentric lines, are placed vertically and touch at the center.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00052, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00052> [accessed: 23 Feb 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03