Capital from shrine of Ptah

Egyptian
Late to Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Gemayemi, The Shrine of Ptah

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 6.9 x 6.1 x 5 cm (2 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.482

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze capital from the shrine of Ptah. It is an elliptical bell-shape, flaring at top. There are five fillets at the lower end. It is a rectangular shaft. It is heavily incrusted.

Provenance

From Egypt, Tell Gemayemi, the Shrine of Ptah. 1886:excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription