sábado, 28 de febrero de 2015


Figurine of Ptah, Memphis, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III - Tutankhamun (1390-1322 BCE), polychrome faience

Brilliantly colored and designed as part of a larger statue, this figurine was likely set up in a shrine or temple at Memphis. The god Ptah appears seated on a low-back throne, inscribed with the standard epithets or descriptions of the deity. Holding a was-scepter, formed from the hieroglyph meaning “dominion,” he wears a special feathered garment over his usual mummiform costume – a feature found on a few other representations of Ptah from the reigns of Amenhotep III and Tutankhamun. This small masterpiece attests to the skill of the workers in ancient faience workshops. 

Penn Museum

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