6 December 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A NEVADA PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED WOOD PTAH-SOKER-OSIRIS
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
Depicted mummiform, with a blue-painted tripartite wig, the face gilt, with black painted eyes, pupils, cosmetic lines and conforming brows, wearing a blue false beard and a broad collar of strands of green, blue and red beads, with falcon-head terminals at the shoulders, the body painted red, a kneeling sky goddess at the center with her wings outstretched, surmounted by a solar disk, two columns of hieroglyphs below with a funerary offering to Osiris on behalf of the deceased Wesir-nakht, on an integral rectangular plinth with a tenon below for insertion, a tang in the crown of the head for a now-missing attribute
24 5/8 in. (62.5 cm.) high
Private Collection, acquired prior to 1980.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 12 June 2002, lot 274.
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