Ivory dildo, possibly French, 1701-1800

Made:
1701-1800 in France

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Ivory dildo, in the form of an erect penis, complete with contrivance for simulating ejaculation, possibly French, 1701-1800

This ivory dildo is in the form of an erect penis and has a contrivance for simulating ejaculation. It has a cloth bag. When it was acquired it was registered that the dildo was found in the stuffed seat of a Louis XV armchair, which was in a convent on the banks of the Seine, near Paris. The object may have been manufactured in France.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A641108/1
Materials:
dildo, ivory and dildo, wood
type:
sexual aids
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust