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LOT 0002

GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,730 - 2,300
USD ($) 1,860 - 2,480

Sold for (Inc. bp): £1,755


LATE PERIOD, 664-332 B.C.
8 1/4 in. (538 grams total, 21 cm high including stand).

Modelled in the round as a votive ithyphallic figure wearing a double-plumed crown with a sun disc, holding a flail in his outstretched right hand and his erect phallus in the left; mounted on a custom-made display base.

Acquired on the London art market.
Ex 'K' collection, 1990-2020s.

Cf. The Royal Ontario Museum for a similar figure (inv. no. 910.17.14).

Amun-Min-Kamutef was a syncretic deity combining the attributes of Amun, the supreme god of the Egyptian pantheon, and Min who represents sexual procreativity. The iconography of Amun's ithyphallic form Kamutef is essentially that of Min, and serves to emphasise the sexual prowess of the god. Kamutef means 'bull of his mother' and appears to refer both to Amun's sky-goddess mother in her cow form and to the bull's sexual prowess and strength.