Limestone Pigna

Item

Title

Limestone Pigna

Inventory Number

A0226

Description

Pointed phallic symbol on two-tiered base which decorated with two rows, lower taller than upper, of acanthus leaves, resting on discoid bottom. Articulation of leaves concentrated on one half of the circumference, backside plain. Prominent vertical rasp marks on symbol, vertical & horizontal raps marks on base.

State of Preservation

Badly chipped particularly at discoid bottom and point of symbol, where there is some evidence of regrinding, with some heavy gouging at max D of symbol. Painted "by mistake."

Height

42 cm

Max Diameter

17.1 cm

Base Diameter

13.3 cm

Color

Stone ca 10YR 6/4 (light yellowish brown); paint 10YR 8/3 (very pale brown).

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