Lot 443

Wooden statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris
Height with crown: 82 cm.
Length of the base: 45.3 cm.
Egyptian, Ptolemaic period, 332-30 B.C.

Mummy-shaped statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris with rich remains of paint and gilding. The god is still standing on his original rectangular base, he wears the three-piece wig with an atef-crown on which the circular 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. The finely worked face in gold. Around the neck the statuette bears the Usekh necklace, below it a single-column vertical inscription. The base with three parallel running hieroglyphic columns, which name a long sacrificial formula and numerous gods. A frieze of ankh symbols (the symbol for eternal life) alternates around the sides of the base, each with two opposite was-scepters (the symbol for power). Under the right shoulder of the statue an antique repair with wooden nails. One missing part at the back, right side of the base only with some remains of paint. All in all, however, an expressive wooden statuette of impressive size.

Provenance:
Sotheby's auction of 31 May 1990, lot 210.
Afterwards in a private collection in Luxembourg. (1240079) (10)


Wooden statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

Height with crown: 82 cm.
Length of the base: 45.3 cm.
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC.

Provenance:
Auction Sotheby's, May 31, 1990, lot 210.
Thence private collection, Luxembourg.