Roman Egyptian pottery figure of Baubo
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A moulded pottery amuletic figure depicting Baubo. She is shown as a plump naked squatting figure with a sagging belly, her hands placed towards her genitalia from both sides.
Egypt, Roman period, 1st or 2nd Century AD
7.5 x 6.3 cms
Intact 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.