Egyptian Oscar Statue
The oscar winner award statue
is actually based on the ancient egyptian god
Ptah (pronounced "taw") who in the Memphite
theology was the master craftsman that brought
forth everything in existence. Ptah was the primal
deity, the first of all the gods, creator of the
world and all that is in it. He is said to have
sculpted the gods, and created all living things.
Egyptian art depicts Ptah as a
tall bearded man with a tightly fitting cap and
ornate garments, and he is shown holding the "was"
scepter, the symbol of the divine, and a symbol
for life, stability, and power that is combined
together in the Ankh. It is interesting how little
known the Egyptian inspiration for the Oscar statue
award trophy truly is.