The Romano-Germanic Museum, Germany
While wandering around the Romano-Germanic Museum, I noticed quite a number of urns, amulets, and statuary with big phallic imagery. Why? Who on earth would want to wear a phallic charm around their neck? The Romans, that’s who! The phallus was an ever-present image throughout Roman culture, specifically in the form of the fascinum or phallic charm. These charms could ward off the evil eye and any other malevolent forces. Roman boys would wear an amulet, a bulla, containing a phallic charm to protect them. Archaeologically, anthropologically, etc etc etc, I can appreciate the concept, but I don’t see this coming back as a trendy fashion statement.