Amulet of Min

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

57.456

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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 mumy wwearing a tall feathered crown. He supports a flail with his upraised right arm.

Provenance

Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer