Figure of Ptah
Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)
Height x width: 72.7 x 22.2 cm (28 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This bronze, standing figure of Ptah is covered with white stucco, and has a gilded face, hands and necklace. The inlaid eyes are now missing.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way