About this object

Squatting man being penetrated by an oversized phallus. The identity of the figure is uncertain but it is thought this type of ithyphallic amulet is connected with festivals celebrating a divine birth

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period; Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 30 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    50 mm x 90 mm x 30 mm
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Collector, previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

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