Statuette of kneeling dwarf (Ptahtek)?

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 4.8 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1524

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Faience figure of kneeling dwarf (Ptahtek?) with blue glaze. The feet are broken off and missing. He wears a necklace of dark blue. He carries a three dimensional calf (?) around his shoulders. The surface is chipped. The details are in dark blue-black.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames.
(Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames