Description Ptah was believed to have created the world with his words. He was the main god at Memphis and patron god of craftsmen and artists. Here, he holds a composite scepter combining three symbols: "was" (well-being), "ankh" (life), and "djed" (stability).
|12/07/1976||Examination||examined for condition|
- Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance [Found in Mitrahina]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] On the ramp of the base: To be recited: Ptah the Lord of Truth; on the platform only the name "Ptah" has survived.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914
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