One of the finest amulets we have ever been lucky enough to get our hands on, this 7cm high depiction of the god Ptah has been meticulously carved from lapis lazuli. The Metropolitan Museum, New York, bought it from the gallery back in 2006.
Egyptian amulet of Ptah
Late Dynastic Period, 747-332 BC
Published: Wilhelm Froehner, Collection de la Comtesse R. de Béarn, I (Paris, 1905)
S.Walker, Cleopatra of Egypt- From History to Myth (Catalogue of an Exhibition held at the British Museum 2001) no.191