Lot 33
  • 33

An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Figure of Ptah-Soker-Osiris, late Ptolemaic/early Roman Period, circa 100 B.C.-50 A.D.

Estimate
6,000 - 9,000 USD
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Description

  • An Egyptian Polychrome Wood Figure of Ptah-Soker-Osiris
  • wood
  • Height 23 in. 58. 4 cm.
the god of resurrection standing on a long rectangular base with column of inscription, and wearing a broad banded collar, beard, and tripartite wig surmounted by a crown of horns with plumes and sun-disk, the blank column in front surmounted by recumbent Anubis, the base containing fragments of ancient linen perhaps once associated with a corn Osiris.

Provenance

acquired in Egypt between 1957 and 1961
American private collection, 1961-2015

Catalogue Note

The inscription translates “An offering which the king gives, and Osiris, foremost of the westerners (/Khentiementiu), the great god, lord of [Abydos].”

For Ptah-Soker-Osiris see Sue D’Auria, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig, Mummies & Magic, The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt, Boston, 1988, no. 144.

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