Amulet of Ptah and Sekhmet

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Height: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1010

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of a faded green glazed steatite. It is of a pair statuette of Ptah and Sekhmet standing against the slab, with inscriptions on the back. Two corners of the base are chipped. Ptah is the ancient creator god of Memphis, patron of craftsmen. His consort is the lioness goddess Sekhmet.

Provenance

From Giza, debris east of pyramid G I-b. 1924: 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: November 2, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition