A CONTROVERSIAL British museum has denounced its strangest artefact nonetheless – a seven-inch prolonged mummified erection.
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art Natural History has combined the intent to its surprising collection of exhibits at a cost of £2,500 for a year.
The singular piece belonged to an 18th Century Englishman who was hanged – with the miss of oxygen to his brain causing the weird phenomenon.
Science has suggested a ‘death erection’ – technically called a priapism – is attributed to vigour from the knot on the cerebellum (the partial of the brain at the back of the skull).
Whatever the cause, the vaunt is likely to startle visitors to the museum in Hackney, London.
It was denounced yesterday and will sojourn on display for the next year.
And the museum itself is not for the easily-offended, as it also facilities ancient Chinese sex toys, countless mummified animals and the skull of a cyclops and a jar of the late thespian Amy Winehouse’s poo.
Viktor Wynd, the museum’s curator, said: “The penis belonged to an 18th Century Englishman, and little some-more is known.”
He explained how mummified physique tools are ostensible to have “magical properties” in some ancient cultures.
He said: “Body tools were visit perquisites of executioners and many opposite tools were ostensible to have enchanting properties.
“For example, there is something called the ‘Hands of Glory’ – which is the mummified hands of hanged men which were believed to be intensely powerful.”
For a series of years, the bizarre intent has been in a private collection before finale up at the museum.
Mr Wynd used income from a crowdfunding campaign to buy a Peruvian mummy, having depressed brief of the strange target.
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