Egyptian Faience Macrophallic Figurine

GBP 375.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Egyptian turquoise faience macrophallic figurine. A youth sits with his knees bent and hands resting atop an exaggerated phallus, which is held up by a support, likely a drum. The figurine belongs to an ithyphallic artistic style that was prominent in this period and is thought to be connected to the protection of the organ and festivals of divine birth. Similar amulets are depicted with musical instruments such as drums or, more commonly, harps. The amulet rests on a flat, rectangular base.

Date: Circa 322-30 BC
Period: Ptolemaic Period

Object History

Ex. Early 20th Century collection, UK

Object Condition

Very good. Some wear and discolouration consistent with age.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:0.5 x H:1 x D:1.9 centimeters

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Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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