Amulet of Ptah
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7652 A
Height: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This amulet of blue glazed faience 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. In this example, he also wears a sun’s disc, horns, and a side lock.
From Giza, G 7652 A, room 8. 1929: 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: April 28, 1929)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition