Amulet of Ptah
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Height: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet 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. Ptah is the ancient creator god of Memphis, patron of craftsmen. The column at the back is inscribed. There is a copper stain on one side.
From Giza. Apr. 1928: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition