Ritual pendant for the Priest of Ptah

Ritual pendant for the Priest of Ptah
Period:Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19
Dating:1293 BC–1185 BC
Origin:Egypt, Lower Egypt, Memphis
Physical:8.5cm. (3.3 in.) - 115 g. (4.1 oz.)

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Links to others from Dynasty 19

Bronze of King Sethi I as Nefertem, Dyn. 19
Foundation marker from Seti I, Dyn.19
Horus-the-Child, Dyn.19, 1300-1200 BC
Imsety canopic jar of Osorkon, Dyn. 19
Lapis seal of King Ramesses II, Dyn.19
Ptah-Tatenen pendant, Dyn. 19-20
Queen Isitnefret as Isis nursing, Dyn. 19
Relief of king offering small jars, Dyn. 19
Relief, procession of priests, Dyn. 19
Relief, reign of Ramesses II, Dyn.19
Seal of Queen Maa-writ-nefrw-ra, Dyn.19
Shawabti from Deir el-Medineh, Dyn. 19
Shawabti of an unidentified king, Dyn. 19
Shawabti of Pa-iri, fan-bearer, Dyn. 19
Shawabti of the Vizier Paser, Dyn. 19
Unfinished stone statue, Dyn. 19
Wood shawabti of King Seti I, Dyn. 19
Wood shawabti of King Seti I, Dyn. 19
Wood shawabti of King Seti I, Dyn. 19

Links to others representing Ptah

Bronze statuette of Ptah, Dyn. 25
Scarab with Lord Ptah, Dyn. 12

Links to others of type Divine standard

Bronze ritual pendant of Osiris, Dyn. 25
Osiris with Djed pillar on back, Dyn. 26
Ptah-Tatenen pendant, Dyn. 19-20
  This bronze representing the god Ptah was used by a priest of Ptah in his rituals. Ptah is shown here wearing his emblematic skullcap and a straight beard above a large circular necklace, holding a was scepter. It was hung by the large suspension ring visible in back.

“From the Middle Kingdom (2055-1650 BC.) onwards, Ptah was represented with a straight beard. The basic iconography of his images remained virtually unchanged throughout the Pharaonic period.” (Shaw & Nicholson 1995:230)

Bibliography (for this item)

Andrews, Carol
1994 Amulets of Ancient Egypt. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX. (19)

Hart, George
1986 A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, United Kingdom. (172-173)

Shaw, Ian, and Paul Nicholson
1995 The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.

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