Statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 65 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1218
Provenance: French private collection, due to the old screw fitting at least since the 1970s. Accompanied by a French antiquites passport.
Condition: Feather crown missing. Both parts of the mummyform figure are held together by an old skrew fitting. On the tenon a small addition for better stability in the ancient base. Minor wear left of the head. Overall a monumental wood statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris of fine quality.
Description: Completely preserved wood statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris. The figure in mummyform is made of two parts and once contained a papyrus roll, possibly the Egyptian Book of the Dead or another afterlife text. The statuette with a long wood tenon is mounted in its ancient, rectangular base, in front god Sokar in form of a falcon as the guardian of the dead. The human head of the figure wears a tripartite wig and a false beard. The face is particularly finely modelled. On the head a perforation where the separately worked out feather crown was inserted. White color remains, especially on the base. A rare type of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris statuette made of two parts.