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Amulet of Ptah

This amulet of blue glazed faience depicts the standing figure of the Memphite creator god Ptah in his human form, with several characteristic attributes, including mummiform wrappings, a close-fitting skull cap and was-scepter. In this example, he also wears a sun's disc, horns, and a side...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 7652 A, room 8. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: April 28, 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

29.1412

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets