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Brown limestone Ptah with staff in hand at the chest, long chin beard. Creator-God of Memphis who was usually portrayed as a Mummy with his hands protruding from the wrappings and holding a staff that combines the dyed pillar, ankh sign and ‘Was’ scepter. His head was shaven and covered by a tight-fitting skull-cap leaving his ears exposed. From the Middle Kingdom onwards, he was represented with a straight beard. The basic iconography of his images remained virtually unchanged throughout the Pharaonic period. In Hellenistic times, he was identified with the Greek God, Hephaestus. 26th Dynasty.
663 - 525 BC
8 1/2" x 2 3/4"
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Bronze ring with a small square center piece with a profile of a king.
Ancient Egyptian artifacts scarab
Very large beige limestone heart scarab, once placed on the throat, chest, or heart of the Mummy. Some were worn by the deceased on a necklace, or mounted in gold settings as a pectoral. Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found ”True of Voice” and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris. With open fretwork. Beetle on the top, a portrait of a ruler on the bottom, designs on the sides. Traces of green. Extremely large and beautiful. 18th Dynasty.
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