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Statuette of Ptah Standing
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Ptah was the patron deity of artisans and blacksmiths and the creator of the universe. He is identified by his headdress, a smooth, tight skullcap.

Ptah's body is in the shape of a mummy, leaving only his hands uncovered. He holds the Djed and Ankh signs and the "Was" scepter, which touches his false beard.

The peculiarity of Ptah's beard is its shape; it is not curved, as are those of other divinities, but straight like that worn by the pharaoh.

It is possible that the sovereign took this attribute from the god, as Ptah was the principal deity in Memphis, the kingdom's most ancient capital. A broad necklace adorns the wrappings and the statue rests on a small square base.

Dimensions:  Height 16.5 cm

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