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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Amulet of a phallus
Date Made:332-30 BCE (Ptolemaic Period)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Bright blue faience
Place Made:Africa; Egypt
Measurements:Overall: 7/8 in x 5/16 in; 2.2 cm x .8 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.10.24.A.K
Credit Line:Purchase with Acquisition Fund
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Currently on view

Description:
Phallus-shaped amulet, symbol of fertility (placed in mummy wrappings near the phallus for its magical protection in the afterlife).

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; fertility; penis; religion; jewelry

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