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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