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Amulet of Ptah

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This amulet of blue-green faience 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

Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer. (Accession date April 1, 1957)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.458

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets