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Accession_Number E.63.6
adlib_title Egyptian figurine
Shape Figurine
Shape_description Small blue figure of the god Ptah (Specifically Ptah-Sokar, a combination of the creator god Ptah and the falcon headed god of the dead Sokar). The ponytail of the figure is looped in such a way that it would enable threading. The figure is squat and is naked aside from some neck decoration and a loin cloth. The figure stands on a flat oval base.
Material Faience
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete. The blue glaze is largely intact although where it has worn away the blue colour has also gone and there is only a light brown rough surface remaining.
Technique/Style
Provenance Medum
Period 3rd Intermediate Period: 22 dynasty
Date 945-712
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Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.98.0213.jpg
2002.98.0213.jpg
Top view of the fronts of a collection of small figurines, including scarab beetles and deities.
2002.98.0214.jpg
2002.98.0214.jpg
Top view of the backs of a collection of small figurines, including scarab beetles and deities.
2002.98.0932.jpg
2002.98.0932.jpg
Top view of a small blue figure of the god Ptah-Sokar, showing the front.
2002.98.0936.jpg
2002.98.0936.jpg
Top view of a small blue figure of the god Ptah-Sokar.
2007.99.0063.jpg
2007.99.0063.jpg
Front view of the front of a small blue figure of the god Ptah-Sokar.
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2007.99.0064.jpg
Front view of the side of a small blue figure of the god Ptah-Sokar.
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2007.99.0065.jpg
Front view of the back of a small blue figure of the god Ptah-Sokar.
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2007.99.0066.jpg
Front view of the side of a small blue figure of the god Ptah-Sokar.
2008.08.0271.jpg
2008.08.0271.jpg
Oblique view of a group of objects, clockwise from left: bright blue faience figure of the god, Ptah-Sokar (E.63.6), two faience figurines of the dwarf god, Bes (E.63.3-4), faience amulet of sacred eye (E.23.61).
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Beazley_DB
Height 3.7
Diameters Max. 1.5
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. 1.4; W. 1.2
Location Egypt
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 25.09.2002; 09.01.2006
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