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Amulet of Ptah

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This amulet 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. Ptah is the ancient creator god of Memphis, patron of craftsmen. The column at the back is inscribed....

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Provenance

From Giza. Apr. 1928: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1694

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets