08 November 2012

A winged penis

A penis carved from animal bone, with two wings on it, is described as "a common motif in Roman times."  Further details at the Science column at NBC News, via The Oddment Emporium and Ego is a Rat on the Sinking Ship of Being.

Photo credit: F Minter/Suffolk County Council.


  1. They migrate to Bhutan where they hang from the eaves of roofs.

  2. There were indeed many of these in the "secret chamber" of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli in Naples.

    Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame) who has a degree from Oxford in where he studied Chaucer in particular and the Middle Ages in general explains.


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