Cult Image of the God Ptah

“This piece spoke to me when I realized, you don’t need a single written word, three thousand years later, we can understand the same language.”

Cult Image of the God Ptah, Third Intermediate Period–early Dynasty 26, c. 945–600 B.C.E., lapis lazuli, Egypt (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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