About this object

Amulet representing a man with oversized phallus in blue glazed faience. The male figure is squatting with his huge phallus curved over his left shoulder and extending behind his neck. Square plinth base. There is a suspension loop at the back. 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
    22.9 mm x 14.4 mm x 16.2 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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