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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 110

    AN EGYPTIAN GESSO-PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF PTAH-SOKAR-OSIRIS

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    AN EGYPTIAN GESSO-PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF PTAH-SOKAR-OSIRIS
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The mummiform god standing wearing tripartite wig, a tenon to support a missing feather crown above, traces of gold on the face, wearing a broad wesekh-collar and with traces of an inscribed column of hieroglyphs below, the rectangular base painted in red, blue and green on all sides with a frieze of alternating ankh (life) and two was (dominion)-sceptres in between zigzag borders
    25 in. (63.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the Joseph Chaya collection, formed prior to 1975.