Roman Egyptian pottery erotic groupR169
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A moulded pottery amuletic figure group depicting a man with grotesque features engaging amorously with a woman.
Egypt, Roman period, 1st or 2nd Century AD
8.4 x 8.2 cms
Part of the woman’s head lost and some surface chipping
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.