29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF PTAH-SOKAR-OSIRIS
CIRCA 6TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The mummiform god with tripartite wig, the gilt face with black painted details, wearing a broad collar with falcon-headed terminals and false beard, inscribed with a single column of hieroglyphs with an offering formula to Osiris, with remains of wood tenon for attachment
17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high
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