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Ptah-sokar-osiris figure - FA.4a
Origin: Egypt
Circa: 600 BC to 400 BC
Dimensions: 20.2" (51.3cm) high x 4" (10.2cm) wide
Collection: Egyptian Art
Style: Late Kingdom
Medium: Wood


Location: Great Britain
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The Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure appears at the end of the New Kingdom, and is a very common feature of burials through to the roman period. A wooden mummiform figure stands on a wooden base, usually with a plumed crown and a horizontal pair of idealised ram's horns. This statuette depicts Ptah-Sokar- Osiris in his human-faced form. Popular in funerary contexts after 1000 BCE, this composite deity represents Ptah, the creater god of Memphis; Sokar, patron of the Memphite necropolis; and Osiris, the chief god of the afterlife and ruler of the underworld. Together, they suggest birth, death, and resurrection. - (FA.4a)

 

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