The god is depicted standing and mummiform with only his head and hands protruding. He is wearing the usual skull cap, and a rather wide beard is attached to his chin. He is adorned with a broad collar, with a pendant at the back. His hands are holding the usual scepter or staff, which is decorated by horizontal stripes and which has a the shape of the was-sign, a symbol of power and dominion.
Ptah is standing on an integral base, which has the shape of the symbol of ma’at, which incorporated notions of truth, order, and justice. One of the common titles of Ptah is “Lord of Justice”.
Late Period, ca. 664-332 B.C.
Height 14.7 cm
Collection of Jonathan Friedman, New Jersey, acquired circa 1950.