"Vase in form of a phallus. Terracotta. East Greek ca. 550 - 500 bc. Phallus vases are rare distinctive features of Archaic Greek pottery. They were used to store perfumed oils, presumably of an erotic or medicinal nature. This vase is the product of an East Greek workshop probably on Rhodes. Archaic Greek potters fashioned sculpural vases in a wide variety of shapes, including human heads, legs, and animals. This particular class reflects an element of playfulness recurrent throughout Greek Art."
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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