Figure of Ptah

Egyptian
Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)
760–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 72.7 x 22.2 cm (28 5/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4417

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way