Mercurius (Pompeii tintinnabulum)  

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The Pompeian Mercurius tintinnabulum[1] is tintinnabulum found among the Pompeian erotica. It represents Mercurius. It has an attachment for a bell on his phallus, and also attachments on the two long phallic 'antlers' on his head.

It is reproduced, illustration 39 in Sex Or Symbol: Erotic Images of Greece and Rome by Catherine Johns, Naples National Museum PR27854.

The photo was taken by Fabrizio Parisio.



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