Drawing of a phallus


Description of Drawing (English): phallus
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Erotic images
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 12.5
  • Graffito Length: 16.5
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 260.
Commentary: Dipinto of a male sexual organ, located in the upper left quadrant of the back wall of Bay 25. Placed below dipinto D25.1, it is now quite damaged by a large lacuna, so that only the left painted testicle is still clearly discernible, while of the right one only the base is left. The shaft was probably never drawn, suggesting that this could have been just an early attempt abandoned halfway in favor of another one of the numerous penises that are present in this bay.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00259, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00259> [accessed: 23 Feb 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03