Drawing of a phallus


Description of Drawing (English): phallus
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Erotic images
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 15
  • Graffito Length: 26.5
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 242.
Commentary: Dipinto of a male sexual organ, located in the center of the back wall of Bay 24. The graffito is in a poor state of preservation, as most of the original color has faded. The corpus of the penis is drawn irregularly, with the upper line delineating a more realistic outline while the lower one follows a zig-zag pattern. The two testicles are placed perpendicularly to the corpus, and drawn as two detached circles.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00242, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00242> [accessed: 23 Feb 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03