Painted Steel and Stainless Steel
7’7″ x 2′ x 1’10″
2.32 x .60 x .56 Meters
Priapus, a Roman God of fertility as well as a protector of gardens. The Romans placed a satyr-like statue of this god, painted red, and with a huge phallus (which is Priapus’s great attribute). These statues worked as a sort of scarecrow as well as to ensure the fruitfulness of their gardens. His enormous penis was a threat against thieves.
As a watcher, Priapus warns thieves and other transgressors, threatening to sodomise or to sexually penalize in any other way, whoever dares to steal the garden’s greens or fruits, or dares to trespass.
I warn you, my lad, you will be sodomised; you, my girl, I shall futter; for the thief who is bearded, a third punishment remains.” –Priapus
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