Amulet of Ptah
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)
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Not On View
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 the neck for suspension. Ptah is the ancient creator god of Memphis, patron of craftsmen.
1883: given to the MFA by James William Paige.
(Accession date: October 24, 1883)
Gift of James William Paige