Amulet of Ptah and Sekhmet
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Height: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition