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Bizarre Acoma(?) Penis Pottery Fetishes?? Very phallic-looking - What the heck??

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Posted 2 years ago

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Stillwater
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Anyone have a clue what these are? The woman collected Acoma pottery, and its white clay, so it could be from there. They're deffinitely not contemporary, they've been around a few decades.

They look very phallic to me... I've never seen ANYTHING like them before. If anyone has a clue, I'd be extemely grateful!

Mystery Solved

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Or maybe pointed in the right E-rection? LOL!!
  2. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    Do these stand up on their own or do they need help? This could help in determining their age .
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    They stand up on their own, on their little testicle-feet
  4. kairomalte, 2 years ago
    These figures are made by Brazil Indians at the Amazon river, I bought similar figures about 30 years ago
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Ahh really?? Were yours phallic-looking like these are?
    I wonder what in the heck they mean, maybe some fertility thing
  6. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    I just found them, its the Karaja tribe. Thanks a lot Kairo! I would NEVER have identified these without your help
  7. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Nice pieces! They do look phallic, but also very much like women. When I noticed that the testicle feet look like buttocks in photo #2, I started seeing them more as women,......maybe you're correct, that they're some type of Amazonian fertility token?, or tokens of good fortune? Very interesting.
    It's lucky that Kairo came across your listing.

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