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Dionysus sculptures,The Stoivadeion, Delos, Greece

Marble phalluses erected by Karystos at the small Sanctuary of Stoivadeion devoted to Dionysos. They were erected about 300 BC;. these huge phallus are emblematic of the orgiastic rites that took place during the Dionysian festivals. Around the base is carved a representation of a bride being carried to her new husband's home.

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Uploaded on February 12, 2008