The Colossi of Min
Dynasty 1   (~ 3.000 BC)

In Koptos in the south part of the "Quena bend" were found in the 1890s the torsos of two gigantic statues of the fertility god Min.
They once stood about 2,6 m tall and showed a mature bearded man holding his erected penis.
The b/w picture is an attempt to a crude reconstruction (head and feet) how the pair once looked like using prototypes from tombs where lots of small bearded figurines are known just prior to the unification in about the year 3.200 B.C. These are today (2001) generally accepted as being tiny depictions of Min.
These two objects are the oldest examples in human history of stone statues in colossus format.