Drawing of a Phallus


Description of Drawing (English): phallus
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Erotic images
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 45.5
  • Graffito Length: 110
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 108.
Commentary: Dipinto of a male sexual organ located on the back wall of Bay 8, toward the top. The corpus of the penis, damaged by a large lacuna toward the center, is rendered by two horizontal and roughly parallel lines. The area of the epithelium is indicated by a short diagonal line. The two testicles, drawn roughly as ovals, are placed to the sides of the corpus and are very close in size.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00081, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00081> [accessed: 23 Feb 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03