188. A Mammoth Tusk Phallus

Tibet, ancient 
Size: 25 cm long 

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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.