About this object

Amulet representing a man with oversized phallus in blue glazed faience with violet details. The male figure is seated with his huge phallus held upright. There is a suspension loop on the back of the figure. May be earlier in date, perhaps Late Period.

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
    19.7 mm x 12.3 mm x 9 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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