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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 109

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF PTAH-SOKAR-OSIRIS

    LATE PERIOD/PTOLEMAIC, CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN WOOD FIGURE OF PTAH-SOKAR-OSIRIS
    LATE PERIOD/PTOLEMAIC, CIRCA 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    The gesso-painted standing mummiform figure wearing a lappeted wig with traces of blue pigment, the body with remains of red pigment and decoration, a central column of hieroglyphs at the front and rear, wearing a broad collar with falcon head terminal on each shoulder, dowel hole on crown of head for attachment, mounted
    16½ in. (42 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    German private collection formed pre-1938; and thence by descent to the present owner.


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