65. Green Schist Phallus

Not illustrated
Mongolia, probably 13th–14th century
Size: 14.5 cm long

This rather unusual tri-testicular tool, with its curious button for enhanced performance, was found some decades ago in the Altai region of Southern Siberia; there where the throat-singing Tuvan people roam. It was in the bed of a river, which in diverting its course had inadvertently collapsed part of an ancient tomb that was found to be the final resting place of a Mongolian princess. There is something charming about the idea that she wished to take it with her to Eternity.