Kolanthes is the son of Min and Triphis. The hieroglyphic form of his name appears to have been Qlndja, but there is no consensus on an interpretation, and some possibility that the name is of foreign origin; cf. qrnati, a Libyan word for the foreskin or a phallus sheath (Wörterbuch 5, 60f), an interesting possibility in light of Min’s ithyphallic depiction.

In a Roman-era stele in the Berlin Museum (22489), Kolanthes is depicted with the forelock of a youth and a finger to his lips, wearing the triple-atef or hemhem crown, in a long garment, with a scarab necklace and grasping a bird and the ankh in his right hand.

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