AN EGYPTIAN GILT AND PAINTED WOOD PTAH-SOKER-OSIRIS
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.
Depicted mummiform, wearing a blue and white striped tripartite wig and separately-made plumed crown with ram horns and a solar disk, the face gilt, with black painted eyes, pupils, cosmetic lines and brows, wearing a broad collar of five strands in blue, white, yellow and red, the body painted red with a blue bead network, the sky goddess kneeling at the center surmounted by a solar disk, her wings outstretched, preserving traces of three columns of hieroglyphs below, the back with a vertical column preserving traces of hieroglyphs framed by two bands of blue, on an integral rectangular plinth
27¼ in. (69.2 cm.) high