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Head of Ptah
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Head of Ptah


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Description Ptah was the creator god of the city of Memphis and the patron of craftsmen and artists. His blue skullcap symbolizes creation, and his black face represents fertility and rebirth.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/23/1959Treatmentcleaned
2/12/1997Examinationexamined for condition
4/10/2003Treatmentcleaned; coated; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Musuem, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
664-525 BC (Late Period)
Medium
Egyptian faience with blue-green and black glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.422
Measurements
H: 1 3/8 x W: 13/16 x D: 1 3/16 in. (3.52 x 2.11 x 3 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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