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Amulet of Min

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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.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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


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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets