Amulet of Ptah
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7756 in debris of room I
Overall: 4.5 x 1 cm (1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet is made of copper and depicts the standing figure of the god Ptah in his human form, with several characteristic attributes, including mummiform wrappings, a close-fitting skull cap and was-scepter. There is a hole at the back of the neck for suspension. Ptah is the ancient creator god of Memphis, patron of craftsmen.
From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7765 in radim of room I. 1929 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: December 14, 2004)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition