Oxford Museum Acquires Renaissance Phallic Plate [PG-13]

Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England has purchased a ceramic plate devised entirely of penises and bearing a bawdy inscription. Believed to be the work of Renaissance ceramicist Francesco Urbini, an Italian plate made up of 50 knotted phalluses and bearing a bawdy inscription will soon become part of the collection of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. The museum paid $387,000 for the piece which it describes as "one of the most extraordinary and fascinating pieces of Italian maiolica [a style of ceramic painting] in existence."

The inscription, "Ogni homo me guarda come fosse una testa de cazi" (Every man looks at me as if I were a dickhead) graces a garland and museum officials believe that the plate was fashioned "with an individual in mind."

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