Leather Dildo from the Ramparts (Podwale Przedmiejskie) in Gdańsk (1700s)

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Title

Leather Dildo from the Ramparts (Podwale Przedmiejskie) in Gdańsk (1700s)

Subject

Leather dildo

Description

This dildo, found in a latrine, is a rare example of an eighteenth-century sex toy. It is made of leather stuffed with animal fur and covered with bristles, with a varnished wooden head.

After Bordoni's body corpse was examined, it was found that he wore a leather prosthesis, stuffed with rags. It was likely similar to this, with a strap to attach to the body. Although this prosthesis has been referred to as a dildo, doing so suggests that its purpose was primarily sexual, Bordoni's apparently constant wearing of the prosthesis implies that it functioned as an extension of him, and affirmed his gender identity.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Archaeological Museum of Gdańsk

Publisher

Archaeological Museum of Gdańsk

Date

1700s

Contributor

Joanna Szmit (Photographer)

Rights

Public domain

Format

image
jpg
960 x 640 pixels

Language

[no text]

Type

physical object

Identifier

https://archeologia.pl/en/wystawy/ancient-object-of-the-month/934-august-2019

Citation

Unknown, “Leather Dildo from the Ramparts (Podwale Przedmiejskie) in Gdańsk (1700s),” The Anatomy of Difference, accessed June 27, 2022, https://vizzanibordoni.omeka.net/items/show/14.

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