• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 365

    AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF PTAH-SOKAR-OSIRIS

    CIRCA 6TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Acquired by the father of the present owner in the 1960s-1970s.