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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 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...

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Provenance

1883: given to the MFA by James William Paige. (Accession date: October 24, 1883)

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige

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

Dimensions

Height: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

83.323

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets