Stela of Ptah Who Hears Prayers poster by Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
This hand carved stela or devotional stone crafted by the artist to honor the God Ptah. In the Egyptian sacred tradition the God Ptah created the... more
This hand carved stela or devotional stone crafted by the artist to honor the God Ptah. In the Egyptian sacred tradition the God Ptah created the earth and all living things through the power of His speech. Honored by the Egyptians as the patron of the arts, stone masons, goldsmiths, sculptors and painters, Ptah is one of the oldest gods worshiped by the Egyptians, whose cult center at Mennufer (Greek Memphis) was the first capital of the Egyptian state. Ptah has always been recognized as a fatherly and compassionate creator who listens to all prayers directed at Him.
The upper register of the stela features an image of the God Ptah seated within His shrine before an offering of lotus flowers. The door to His shrine is opened, appropriate here as a symbol of Ptah's reception of His devotee's prayers. Two giant ears fulfill the magical function of this stela as an awakened object through which the God receives and answers prayers.
Crowning the stela are the two Wedjat Eyes which...
About Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa
Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa is an internationally recognized artist, writer, human rights spokesperson and spiritual teacher, whose scholarship and vision have been noted by significant members of the metaphysical and cultural arts communities. Born in San Diego, California into a family of artists, he began at six years of age to receive instruction in figure studies, watercolor technique, and Old World oil painting methods from his father, an accomplished portrait and landscape painter.
At the age of six, Ptahmassu began what has evolved into a life long obsession with the civilization, art and religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. Even at this tender age, the boy astonished (and not a little horrified) his parents when he declared...