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Carter No.: 291a

Handlist description: Figure of the god Ptah

Card/Transcription No.: 291a-1


Covered with a mass of linen fastened round neck (inscribed see note) Wreath around shoulders. (see note) Max. H. (including pedestal) 60.2, pedestal, 26 x 11.6 x 7.4, cms. The figure of the god, carved of wood, gesso-gilt, (?) of two different alloys (face yellow body copper in colour), is completely invested with wing-feathers. Shaven head of dark blue faience, eyes inlaid glass, beard and sceptre of bronze incrusted with gold, wears Usekh-collar and Mankhet. The pedestal (sloping front), varnished with black resin, and inscribed with yellow paint:

<> Ptah, Lord of Heaven [beloved of] Maat.

Card no. 291a-1 relating to Carter no. 291a
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