The Left Hand Ptah

"Speak softly and carry a big stick."
Theodore Roosevelt said, "I have always been fond of the West African proverb "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
Source: Letter to Henry L. Sprague, 1900
© Joan Ann Lansberry, January, 2011


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Source Images:


Photo I took of:
Ptah with Ankh and Djed, (the Was part of scepter missing in this fragment) at The Brooklyn Museum
Late Period-Ptolemaic Period, 4th-3rd century B.C.E.


Horizontally flipped Wikipedia photo, Ptah with Menat and unbroken scepter
Votive stele dedicated to the god Ptah in the temple of Deir el-Medina by Nakht-em-Mut,
New Kingdom, XX Dynasty, c. 1150 B.C.E.
From "Tutincommon's" photo info, we know this piece is at the Vatican


Photo in Tutankhamun, text T. G. James, photos A. DeLuca
Gilded wood statue of Ptah, with bronze Was scepter, inlaid with gold at the Cairo Museum


Photo I took of:
Top and bottom (center part restored) of a faience votice Was-scepter, excavated at Faras in Nubia, Late period, at the Metropolitan Museum