Bronze Ptah with staff in hand to the chest, broad collar, pronounced cranium. Remarkable for its weight and design. 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. Traces of green patina. Mounted on a base.
663 - 525 BC
7 1/2" x 2 1/4"
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