Tintinnabulum (Ancient Rome)  

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Tintinnabulum (disambiguation)

In ancient Rome, a Tintinnabulum[1] was bronze phallic sculpture to which wind chimes were attached to protect one from jinxes and the evil eye.

The combination of phallus and hanging bells is also called a fascinus. They were used as an apotropaic talisman to ward of evil.

There are a number of these creatures, (phallus men, animals and birds) reproduced in the book Sex or Symbol, erotic images of Greece and Rome by Catherine Johns.


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