Bronze Statuette of God Ptah with Was Sceptre

Culture: Egypt
Period: Late period, 26th dynasty, 600-550 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 9.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1173
Provenance: Viennese private collection Dr. Adalbert Schmidt (1929-2014), acquired prior to 1983. With a handwritten confirmation by the heir.
Condition: Legs missing otherwise of extraordinary quality.
Description: Very finely worked solid bronze statuette of god Ptah. His body is covered, the elbows slightly pulled outwards, the fisted hands emerging from within his vestment and resting on his chest. They hold the was sceptre. The wrists carry bracelets, around the shoulders the god wears a two rows Usekh collar with a hem of drop pearls. The straight false beard reaches to the finial of the was sceptre. Ptah’s head is covered by a cap-crown. Over the very far from the neck protruding collar of the vestment hangs on the back the counterweight of the Usekh. An extremely high-quality statuette. Mounted.