Egyptian Faience Amulet of Ptah
C. 332-30 BC – Ptolemaic Period
A faience amulet of the dwarf god Ptah or Pataikos, portrayed standing on a square base with hand clenched and arms resting by his side. There is a suspension loop to the back of the neck for suspension. Ptah is a deity worshipped as a creator god and patron of craftsmen.
Small chip to one hand and of typical style for period with earthy surface deposits.
Provenance: Provincial Auction. West Sussex Collection, pre 1970’s.
Size: 35mm height