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Early Phallus Headstone with Inscription Zoom

Early Phallus Headstone with Inscription



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this early phallus headstone was found in Transylvania and dates back to late 17th century or early 18 century. The inscription, in old Hungarian, reads "Anno......Itt Nyugszik Az Urban boldogul kimult Har...Marton". We believe this to be a headstone as this translates to "Here lies happily resting in the Lord." The reason for the rarity of this piece is due to the unlikelihood of Ottoman headstones being phallic - like this one. Phallic headstones are typical in North East Iran at Khalid Nabi cemetery, but this seems a far cry from a Hungarian tomb in Eastern Europe. There's definitely a story for ethnographers to unravel here, in this evidently very rare piece.
Dimensions: H 140 x W 40 x D 35cm

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