Women and men dance in a frenzy around a large ithyphallic
bisexual about to penetrate a small hourglass female with an explicit vulva.
Rather further afield, a naked ithyphallic
statue from a funerary context at Nesactium, Istria (Figure 5b), superficially seems to parallel the Hirschlanden gesture as the left arm is raised across the chest; the details of the gesture show potentially significant differences, however, as the left fist, which rests close to the centre of the chest, is clenched rather than open, and the right hand grips the left arm just below the wrist.
Like the image-linga of the 1871 photograph, they represent ithyphallic
Shiva (on the proper right half of the image).
As phallic images, the rooster's comb and the erect rods also link Black Peter to Blue Coal, the ithyphallic
deity of The Last Days of Louisiana Red.
The naturalistic sculpture which we associate with the classical world is set against the extraordinary aniconic funerary cippi from Cyrene and Pompeii, the fine art of the Hellenic tradition of Pheidias and Polykleitos against the self-consciously rustic 'coarse' art of statues of ithyphallic
Behind its very closed doors, barred to all but a few scholars who, presumably, were so soberly academic that nothing at all could shock or titillate them, I was thrilled to have a chance to explore what then seemed my daringly candid, if quasi-scientific, descriptions of the master's scrambled anatomies: "the mouth is aligned vertically to produce a vulva shape," " a yawn permits the female sitter's mouth to open in sphincteral forms," "the heads often appear to be composed of pendulous, phallic shapes that become synonymous with hair and nose," "the very torsos and heads can become ithyphallic
Many of the figures are ithyphallic
and hence apparently male, and scenes of sexual intercourse (involving male and female figures and sometimes possibly animals) are relatively common.