This is the statuette of Ptah, one of the most ancient gods of the Egyptian pantheon, a patron of the
capital of the Egyptian state – Memphis. Ptah was the head of the Memphis Ennead (Nonary) of
gods and was venerated as a demiurge that created the world and everything that lives in it. As a
rule, Ptah was depicted as a man with a staff in a fitted robe and a small tight hood.