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Ptah stele

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The stele depicts Ptah in profile facing the right. He is holding a scepter. He is enclosed. The lower corner of the stele is chipped off. It is done is raised relief.

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,

Dimensions

Height x width: 11.7 x 8.2 cm (4 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.708

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele