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Amun-Min Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-343 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/4 x 5/8 x 9/16 in. (4.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Light green-blue glazed faience figure of the mummiform, and ithyphallic Amun-Min. The god grasps his erected phallus in his left hand. His right arm is held up and out (a groove on the thin layer of faience which connects the arm to the body indicates the flail held in the right hand). The figure wears a straight beard and a flat-topped crown with tall plumes in the rear. The back pillar reaches to the top of the feathers. Condition: Much of outer surface of back pillar missing; tan encrustation in hollows.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Amun-Min Amulet, 664-343 B.C.E. Faience, 1 3/4 x 5/8 x 9/16 in. (4.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1035E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1035E_PS4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.1035E_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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