By admin. On August 30, In Reader Questions. The reader who sent me this felt that it was a question that was maybe too silly for my blog, but — firstly — there are no questions too silly for this blog, and — secondly — the answer to this question is actually pretty interesting. If you compare their size to most flaccid male penises, they are actually not significantly smaller than real-life penises tend to be. Secondly, cultural values about male beauty were completely different back then. Today, big penises are seen as valuable and manly, but back then, most evidence points to the fact that small penises were considered better than big ones. Greek bronze, The Victorious Youth , J. Paul Getty Museum. There are actually quite a few ancient Greek sculptures that have enormous penises.
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Artist Spotlight: A Gallery of Intact Penises in ancient Greek Art Part 1: Sculpture
W hen excavations began at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in the 18th century, the place turned out to be full of penises. The ancient art preserved under ash from the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius was so rich in willies that the English antiquarian Richard Payne Knight argued for the existence of an ancient fertility cult there. After all, there was one still alive in southern Italy at the time. His book An Account of the Remains of the Worship of Priapus has an engraved frontispiece showing an array of contemporary wax phalluses made as votive offerings. More than years later, the priapism of the ancient world can still astound us. Archaeologists have uncovered a Roman public toilet in southern Turkey with some filthy and funny floor decorations. He is labelled in the mosaic as Narcissus, who in Greek myth fell in love with his own reflection and wasted away gazing at it. As he plays with it, he looks sideways to reveal a ludicrous phallic nose.
Surfing the web looking for some beautiful ancient Greek and ancient Roman sculptures, I came across the site www. The site is, as I discovered, about genital cutting of the human penis "circumcision" and has a great collection of intact, uncut cocks in art, from ancient Greece to contemporary pieces. It's really worth checking out! As I come from a country where uncut men are the norm, the mindset that the foreskin is "just an extra flap of skin" is preposterous to me.
Every day I get the absolute joy of sifting through LADbible's messages looking for things to share with you guys that I think you might find interesting or funny or whatever else. One such message was from a guy who said he'd found a girl who claimed to have ceramic penis replicas of all the guys she's ever slept with. Naturally, my own interest peaked and I had to find this girl. Not because I wanted a ceramic sculpture made of my own penis but because I just needed to know why. And how. And what. And all manner of other things, I guess. Thanks to the power of Facebook, a quick search of the girl's name and I was speaking to year-old fine art student Lily Heaume about her ceramic penises.