Drawing of a phallus


Description of Drawing (English): phallus
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Erotic images
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 28
  • Graffito Length: 14
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 253.
Commentary: Dipinto of a male sexual organ, located in the upper left quadrant of the back wall of Bay 25. The corpus of the penis, pointing downward, is drawn vertically in two lines: the left one is straight, while the right one is convex, creating the overall shape of an elongated drop. The two testicles are attached to each other, and they are placed horizontally on top of the corpus. The one to the left is larger and roughly rhomboidal in shape, while the one to the right is significantly smaller and oval.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00252, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00252> [accessed: 23 Feb 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03