Drawing of a Phallus


Description of Drawing (English): phallus
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Erotic images
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 23.5
  • Graffito Length: 79
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 109.
Commentary: Dipinto of a male sexual organ located on the right half of the back wall of Bay 8, toward the middle. The corpus of the penis is rendered by a lower straight line and an upper curving one. The area of the epithelium is indicated by a short vertical line departing at two-thirds of the corpus’ length. A series of concentric lines outline the round testicles, the lower one slightly bigger in size. Positioned at the two sides of the corpus, they are clearly separated from it and from each other.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00082, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00082> [accessed: 23 Feb 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03