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Antique print of American Phallic Idols. Auguste Joliet

Antique print of American Phallic Idols. Auguste Joliet

by Auguste Joliet/Emmanuel Domenech

19th century Phallic Idols of American Indians.

Small original wood engraving by Auguste Joliet (fl. 1861-1878), colour-printed on white background with tinted margin, for Seven years' residence in the great deserts of North America by Apostolical Missionary, Canon of Montpellier (Barbados), member of the Pontifical Academy Tiberina, and of the Geographical and Ethnographical Societies of France, &c., the abbé Emmanuel Domenech (1826-1903). Published by Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts in 1860.

“Perhaps the most curious of these idols are those found in the State of Tennessee. One of them was enclosed in a shell of the species Cassis flammea, which is of tropical origin; the others had no such accessory. All these figures are either seated on their heels or kneeling, the hands being placed on the thighs or on the abdomen; they are quite naked, and represent sometimes one, sometimes the other sex. The largest is about fourteen inches in height, and they are generally cut in a sort of stone which is very common all over the American continent.”

Image approx. 12.5 x 18.5 cm (4 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches). Page 14 x 22 cm (5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches)

Stock Number: apDomenech11Price: $90.00