BlacksmithPro Photography

January 4, 2011

Cock-Erel-Man, Lewd Trinkets & The Tiny Cup

Filed under: HDRs, The British Museum — Tags: , — BlacksmithPro @ 00:31

Don’t ask me what these first two are all about, I just saw them while in here with my mother and little brother and we laughed for ten solid minutes, that alone made them worthy of a picture.

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3 Comments »

  1. Well they’re obviously um..fertility symbols for good harvest and… well VERY good harvest.

    The cup is lit beautifully, like a little treasure shining out amongst duller things.

    Comment by Scanner — January 4, 2011 @ 02:10

  2. When Victorian archeologists first encountered this sort of artwork, they covered up the sexual connotations and instead tried to create plausible explanations. My favorite example of this was in an Old Kingdom Egyptian tomb of two obviously gay men (I know, who knew there were gay men in the ancient world?). Anyway, the archeologists explained the art away and called the tomb “The Tomb of the Two Brothers.” Yeh…oh, and the so-called two brothers were hairdressers to the pharaoh…hmmm.

    Comment by burstmode — January 5, 2011 @ 14:26

  3. Yes indeed. This is also why penis’ are often missing from statues… they were removed from the more famous ones! I have also read that the noses of many of the ancient Egyptian statues were chipped off when found in the slavery era, if they appeared too African.

    Comment by Scanner — January 6, 2011 @ 23:20


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