There in three rooms reserved for artistic renditions of sexual congress, pederasty (socially accepted in ancient times), homoerotic love, and the quaintly named "bucolic love affair", viewers are bombarded with what the ancients were clearly good at: being bawdy. From scenes of anal copulation to mutual oral sex, to lucky charms of giant phalluses and engravings of frenzied sex with the half-man, half beast satyrs and silens, Eros is depicted in all its glory.
Some of the images in the exhibition reportedly contain material that in many countries would result in the arrest and incarceration of the owner (or viewer). It is interesting how, once the items are designated as objets d'art, official attitudes seem to be modified. Or perhaps the legal code of Greece is just more permissive.
Link. Photo of sleeping Eros credit Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters
Heheh, yeah. That sounds about right.
Maybe they had to amputate due to abnormally excessive hair growth on the palms of his hands that his limbs became gangrenous.