11 June 2003
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD PANEL
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C.
From a shrine, designed in three zones, the uppermost with jackals atop shrines equipped with kherep-scepters and flails, a kheker-frieze between them, the principal scene with the shrine's owner to the right wearing a long kilt and sash, an "aura cone" on top of his closely-cropped hair, his arms raised in adoration, presenting incense before an offering table to an enthroned Osiris, the goddess Isis standing behind, the three-columned text box empty, decorative bands below, the bottom scene depicting twin superimposed shrines, the double portals of the uppermost flanked by djed-pillars, both doors double bolted shut
20 3/8 in. (51.7 cm) high
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For a complete shrine see p. 385, fig. 395 in Tiradritti, Egyptian Treasures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
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