Phallic Plaque Pompeii
Phallic Plaque Pompeii

Phallic Plaque Pompeii

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Details

Originally carved from travertine limestone and adoring a Pompeiian bakery's outer wall, we have replicated this plaque in clay, celebrating the Roman symbol of good luck and prosperity.

The phallus was an essential emblem to the people of this community, and phallic representations can be found throughout the ancient city of Pompeii and the Roman world. The phallus represented a protective guardian who brought prosperity to those who revered it.

This 1st Century CE plaque has the accompanying inscription that reads "HIC HABITAT FELICITAS", meaning "Here Dwells Happienss." May it bring you eternal good fortune.

The plaque has a hole at the back to allow it to be hung on a wall with a nail or hook. 

'Add To Cart' items are ready to send straight away. Please be aware that if bought alongside 'Pre-order' items, your order will be sent when all items are ready. 

'Pre-order' items are made to order, and we will dispatch them as soon as we have handcrafted them for you; this usually takes 90 days, but international orders can take a little longer.

Materials

Earthenware, terracotta

Dimensions

Approx. 400 mm tall, 280 mm diameter

Production

This replica Roman pot has been hand-made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact.  It has been fired to emulate the authentic Roman firing conditions to a temperature of between 800°C & 1000°C, as the original potters would have done nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, as is found with original Roman Pottery and giving each pot it's unique character.

Postage
All items are sent using a second-class postal service; if you wish to have an item sent first-class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks

 

SHIPPING
We ship our fabulous replicas worldwide.
Shipping costs are worked out during checkout. They are based on where you are in the world and how heavy your parcel is, which can be very variable.

All items are sent using a second-class postal service. If you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks

RETURNS
If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Email us at

clare@rothburycreates.co.uk

Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

PRODUCT VARIATION

Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering.