Lot 442

Ptah-Sokar-Osiris from the necropolis of Achmim
Height: 74 cm.
Egyptian, Ptolemaic period, 332-30 B.C.

Mummy-shaped statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris with rich remains of paint and gilding. The god still stands on his original rectangular base, he wears the three-piece wig with atef-crown, on which the golden sun disk stands out. To the left and right of it the double feathers are depicted in dashed lines, below them horizontally protruding ram horns on both sides. Around the neck the statuette wears the neck collar (Usekh necklace). The base with three parallel as well as a surrounding hieroglyphic column, which name a long sacrificial formula and numerous gods. The owner of the statuette is a priest, son of "Djedhor" and born of the mother "Nebet Udjat (?)". Around the base at the sides a frieze with ankh symbols (the symbol for eternal life) alternating to two opposite arranged was-scepters (the symbol for power). With expertise and translation of the inscription by the Munich Egyptologist Dr. Edith Bernhauer. An approximately 3.5 cm long eruption in the rear left corner of the base, weathering sp. as well as cracks in the wood. A narrow, inserted wooden ridge at the base of the statuette to give it stability. Altogether a completely preserved Ptah-Sokar-Osiris statuette with rich polychromy.

Provenance:
From the property of a Belgian ambassador to Egypt (died 2015). Acquired between 1966 and 1971. (12400710) (10)


Ptah-Sokar-Osiris from the necropolis of Akhmim

Height: 74 cm.
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC.

Provenance:
Private collection of a Belgian ambassador in Egypt (died 2015). Acquired between 1966 and 1971.