Amulet of Ptah

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7400

Dimensions

Height: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1044

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This pale blue glazed faience amulet depicts Ptah. It depicts the standing figure of the Memphite creator god Ptah in his human form, with several characteristic attributes, including mummiform wrappings, a close-fitting skull cap and was-scepter. Ptah is the patron of craftsmen.

Provenance

From Giza, street G 7400. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 1, 1927)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition