188 • A Mammoth Tusk Phallus

188 • A Mammoth Tusk Phallus

Tibet, ancient
Size: 25 cm long

This phallus, with its marvellous molasses-like patina, is made of mammoth ivory from southern Siberia, where the great beasts roamed for some 5 million years before becoming extinct 10,000 years ago. It was once in a sorcerer’s bag, and an important tool of his wizardry.