Lot 34
  • 34

A Large Egyptian Polychrome Wood Figure of Ptah-Soker-Osiris , Ptolemaic Period, 304-30 B.C.

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 USD
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Description

  • A Large¬†Egyptian Polychrome Wood Figure of Ptah-Soker-Osiris¬†
  • stone
  • Height 27 1/2 in. 70 cm.
the god standing on a rectangular base decorated with rosettes on the sides and three columns of inscription on top invoking the protection of Ptah and Osiris, and wearing a broad beaded collar with Horus-head terminals, beard, and tripartite wig surmounted by a crown of horns with plumes and sun-disk, a panel of five columns of inscription on the body in front surmounted by a kneeling figure of the goddess Maat holding plumes.

Provenance

Private collection, The Netherlands, acquired in the 1960s
Zeeuws Veilinghuis, Amsterdam, June 18th, 2012, no. 1522, illus.

Condition


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Catalogue Note

There is a large old faded label with an undecipherable French(?) inscription in 19th-century hand on the back of the plumes.