Oil lamp (anthropomorphic container)

fired clay, 14th/15th century, height: 12.5 cm

The oil lamp with an anthropomorphic shape is remarkably richly decorated. The lamp figure has an over-sized erect penis (phallus) as a symbol of male fertility. The spout originally contained the filament. The lamp comes from a pottery workshop in the centre of Neubrandenburg.

Text: R. V.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:

Regionalmuseum Neubrandenburg

Regionalmuseum Neubrandenburg

Treptower Straße 38
17033 Neubrandenburg

museum@neubrandenburg.de

www.museum-neubrandenburg.de