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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 52

    AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED WOOD PTAH-SOKER-OSIRIS

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.

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    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED WOOD PTAH-SOKER-OSIRIS
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.
    Depicted mummiform, wearing a blue and white striped tripartite wig and separately-made plumed crown with ram horns and a solar disk, the face gilt, with black painted eyes, pupils, cosmetic lines and brows, wearing a broad collar of five strands in blue, white, yellow and red, the body painted red with a blue bead network, the sky goddess kneeling at the center surmounted by a solar disk, her wings outstretched, preserving traces of three columns of hieroglyphs below, the back with a vertical column preserving traces of hieroglyphs framed by two bands of blue, on an integral rectangular plinth
    27¼ in. (69.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Dr. V. Piskacek, U.S., 1977.