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Ptah-Sokar-Osiris Figure

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
306–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Wood, paint, gesso
Dimensions:
H. 81.5 cm (32 1/16 in.); base: L. 43 × W. 12 cm (16 15/16 × 4 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1921
Accession Number:
21.9.1a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
Hollow wooden figures of Osiris were used to hold funerary texts on papyrus scrolls in the later periods of Egyptian history. This excellent example was made for a musician of the god of the twelfth nome of Upper Egypt, Ihet, born of the House Mistress, Gemyet.
Purchased by the Museum at Sotheby's, London (Amherst sale), 1921.

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