Skip to main content

Copper alloy figure of Ptah: E.160.1954

An image of Statuette

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19


Copper alloy figure of Ptah




Ptah, standing. Ptah lived at Memphis and was a creator god. He is typically mummiform and wears a skull-cap, which distinguishes him from Osiris.

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.9 cm

Find spot

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1954) by Greg, Robert, Sir


Third Intermediate period
-1069 - -715

Components of the work

Collar composed of gold
Statue composed of copper alloy

Techniques used in production

Cast (process)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.160.1954
Primary reference Number: 62216
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Copper alloy figure of Ptah" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-12-06 17:46:35

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Copper alloy figure of Ptah |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-12-06 17:46:35|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Copper alloy figure of Ptah"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Copper alloy figure of Ptah</figcaption>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Faience figure of Ptah-Sokar

Accession Number: E.GA.136.1949

Copper alloy figure of Sekhmet

Accession Number: E.64.1954

Copper alloy figure of Amun-Min

Accession Number: E.496.1954

Copper alloy figure of a dog

Accession Number: E.1.1900

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...