Drawing of a phallus


Description of Drawing (English): phallus
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Erotic images
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 8
  • Graffito Length: 29
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 243.
Commentary: Dipinto of a male sexual organ, located in the eastern half of the back wall of Bay 24, toward the middle. Large lacunae in the plaster have affected most of the drawing, and only parts of the shaft are still preserved. The shaft is drawn in two parallel lines, roughly horizontal. The tip, toward the right, is made of a curved line, while a thick vertical line depicts the epithelium.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00243, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00243> [accessed: 23 Feb 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03