12 December 2002
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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF PTAH-SOKER-OSIRIS
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI-XXX, 664-343 B.C.
Depicted mummiform, with traces of gilding on the face, wearing a tripartite wig and broad collar with falcon-headed terminals, inscribed with hieroglyphic text on the back pillar and in a single column down the front with the offering formula to Osiris on behalf of a cleric in the cult of Hathor named...Min..., borne to the lady Ta-sha...; together with its separate wooden plinth painted with a palace facade design
22½ in. (52 cm) high
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