3 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED WOOD PTAH-SOKAR-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 broad collar and a pectoral with falcon-head terminals at the shoulders, the body red, a column of hieroglyphs down the center, reading: "Recitation by Osiris, Foremost of the [We]st, Lord of Busiris(?), Great God, Lord of Abydos, the Osiris Te(?)," on an integral rectangular plinth, with a raised back pillar, a mortise in the crown of the head for a now-missing attribute
23 in. (58.4 cm.) high
with Anavian Gallery, New York, 1980.
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