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Bronze statue of Ptah, Egypt, 800-100 BCE
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Ptah was the Egyptian god of creation and craftsmen. The ancient Egyptians believed that while illness and disease were natural events, they also had supernatural causes, which were controlled by the gods. Prevention and treatment of illness and disease therefore included prayers at home to statues of gods like this one. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Egypt