Ptah, Egyptian God, Primal Creator

Ptah, Egyptian God, Primal Creator

C027/4029 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 30.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: Los Angeles County Museum/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Limestone stela of the Egyptian God Ptah, Egypt, Ramesside Period (1307-1070 BC). In Egyptian mythology, Ptah is the demiurge (artisan-like figure responsible for the fashioning and maintenance of the physical universe) of Memphis, god of craftsmen and architects. Ptah is the patron of craftsmanship, metalworking, carpenters, shipbuilders, and sculpture. From the Middle Kingdom onwards, he was one of five major Egyptian gods with Ra, Isis, Osiris and Amun. In the Memphite theology, Ptah is the primal creator, the first of all the gods, creator of the world and all that is in it. He is not created, but simply is.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: ancient, ancient civilization, ancient culture, antiquity, archaeological, archaeology, archeological, archeology, art, artifact, artwork, creator of the world, deities, deity, demiurge of memphis, egypt, egyptian, egyptian pantheon, egyptology, famous, god, god of architects, god of craftsmen, historic, historical, history, important, legend, legendary, limestone, myth, mythic, mythological, mythology, notable, patron of carpenters, patron of craftsmanship, patron of metalworking, patron of sculpture, patron of shipbuilders, peteh, primal creator, ptah, pteh, religion, religious, sculpture, stela, stelae, stele, well-known

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.