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Amulet of Ptah

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This amulet is made of a uniform pale green faience with a slight glaze remaining. It is shaped as 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...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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

Dimensions

Height: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4040

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets