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Amulet of Ptah

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This amulet is made of copper and depicts the standing figure of the god Ptah in his human form, with several characteristic attributes, including mummiform wrappings, a close-fitting skull cap and was-scepter. There is a hole at the back of the neck for suspension. Ptah is the ancient creator...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7765 in radim of room I. 1929 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 1 cm (1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

29.2825

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets