24 March 2009

Can you guess what this is?


It was manufactured sometime between 200 B.C. and 400 A.D.

It's not a doughnut.

It's made out of bronze in two pieces which were fitted together.

It was inserted into a body orifice.

I could tell you the answer, but it's more polite to send the traffic to the site where I found this. If your French is a bit rusty, you might prefer the Babelfish English version.

5 comments:

  1. Ok, how the heck do archeologists know that's a pessary? Really?!

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  2. It seems to be a portable oil-lamp. It can be used on a table or as portbale with a wooden bar into de hole. Sorry my bad english, my best regards.

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  3. Anonymous, the answer is at the link. It's a pessary - a contraceptive device that fits into the vagina.

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