Amulet of Min
About A.D. 20–114
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. W), Tomb 308
Height: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Amulets of the fertility god Min were probably intended to impart his virility and procreative powers to the wearer or to bring about rebirth in the afterlife. Min is portrayed as an ithyphallic mummy wearing a tall feathered crown. He supports a flail with his upraised right arm.
From Meroe (Beg. W), tomb 308. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: January 21, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition