Amulet of Ptah
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7400
Height: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition