Egyptian Ptolemaic limestone ithyphallic figureR132
A carved limestone eroticon in the form of a seated bald ithyphallic dwarf with an enormous outstretched phallus. The surface retains traces of pink pigment decoration.
Egypt, Ptolemaic period, c. 332-30 BC
7.2 x 12.5 cms
Surface wear and chipping as shown
Deaccessioned from the Beate Uhse Erotic Museum, Berlin, Germany. Ex. collection Beate Uhse, Germany (1919-2001).
Beate Uhse was an early pioneer of gender equality, becoming a pilot in the 1930’s and founding reputedly the first sex shop in the world after World War II.