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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 × 1 3/16 × 7/8 in. (7.6 × 3 × 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Light green-blue glazed faience figure of the mummiform ithyphallic god Amun-min. The god grasps his erected phallus with his left hand. His right arm is held out and up with his right hand holding a flail (the triangular space formed by the flail and the arm bent at a right angle at the elbow is not open). The god wears a flat-topped striated crown which supports, in the rear, two tall plumes and a sun-disk. The back pillar tapers and curves forwards at the top (it reaches to the top of the feathers). The base is longer on the figures right side than on the left. The right arm and flail are indicated in relief in both front and back. There is a hole through the back pillar at neck level. The eyebrows are long and horizontal. The figure wears a straight beard. Condition: Slight chipping of glaze, especially in the rear surface of the area of the left arm.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Amun-Re-Kamutef(?), 664–30 B.C.E. Faience, 3 × 1 3/16 × 7/8 in. (7.6 × 3 × 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.950E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.950E_PS4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.950E_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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