Lid of a Ptah-Sokar-Osiris Statuette

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 38 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1115
Provenance: Belgian private collection E.L., acquired before 1970.
Condition: Fragment with missing base and crown. The wood with traces of weathering, but of fine appearance.
Description: Mummyform wooden fragment of a lid of a Ptah-Sokar-Osiris statuette. The face, framed by the tri-partite wig with uncovered ears, is finely modelled with remains of color. On the chin a false beard in black. On top of the head a stud, where once the separately worked feather crown with the horns was tucked. The hollow statue usually contained a papyrus roll. In this form the trinity deity Ptah Sokar Osiris was a significant part of the grave amenities. On the back old collection notes in Flemish. The lid mounted on a wooden plate covered with a fabric. Below a brass plate, correctly dated, but incorrectly mentioning the Saite period (which would be from 7th to 6th century B.C.).