Column Phallus, Delos

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Mark Cartwright
published on 05 October 2013
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Two columns topped by a phallus, each carrying relief scenes of Dionysos and Pan, c. 300 BCE. The phallus was a typical symbol of the cult of Dionysos. They stand as part of the Stoivadeion, a rectangular exedra.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, October 05). Column Phallus, Delos. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Column Phallus, Delos." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 05, 2013.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Column Phallus, Delos." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Oct 2013. Web. 29 Jul 2021.