• A Copper-Alloy Bowl with Phallic Decoration from Trier, in the Collection of the Yorkshire Museum

    Author(s):
    Adam Parker (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Archaeology, Classical archaeology, Roman archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Archaeology, Classical archaeology, Greco-Roman religion, Roman art
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Roman, Phallic, Bowl, Magic, Trier
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6S04S
    Abstract:
    The purpose of this short article is to bring a fascinating object further into the public domain and discuss it in terms of its unique imagery. A copper alloy bowl in the collection of the Yorkshire Museum (YORYM: 2010.324) has, since 2010, been displayed in the entrance hall of the museum; a factor that has yet gained it no additional attention in an academic capacity. This short contribution adds to a scheme of research undertaken by the author into the use of phallic imagery in an apotropaic fashion (Parker 2015; Parker & Ross 2016; Parker forthcoming and in prep) as part of an ongoing PhD project with the Open University investigating the archaeology of magic in Roman Britain.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Publisher:
    Roman Finds Group
    Journal:
    Lucerna: The Newsletter for the Roman finds Group
    Volume:
    52
    Start Page:
    5
    End Page:
    8
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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