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Figure of Ptah

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This bronze, standing figure of Ptah is covered with white stucco, and has a gilded face, hands and necklace. The inlaid eyes are now missing.


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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty), 760–30 B.C.


Height x width: 72.7 x 22.2 cm (28 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World