About this object

Amulet representing a man with oversized phallus in blue glazed faience with violet details. The male figure is squatting and wears his hair in a side lock. His huge phallus is curved over his left shoulder. There is no hole for suspension. the glazed surface is chipped away in places, especially on the phallus.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    332 BC - 30 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 before
  • Measurements
    49 mm x 26 mm x 22 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1850
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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