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    Solid-cast copper alloy seated figure of Osiris-Iah wearing uraeus and crowned with modius supporting the lunar-disc; wearing divine beard, nemes and a shendyt-kilt; disc decorated with an incised wedjat-eye and surmounted by a plain atef crown with ibis-head protruding; tang beneath the hollow base; back of lunar disc and atef has a central pillar incised with alternating horizontal bands and criss-cross band decoration.


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    • Height: 17.1 centimetres
    • Width: 2.7 centimetres
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        Wsir Iʿḥ di ʿnḫ Pʒ-di-pʒ-nfr-ḥm sʒ (imy-r ?) pr Imn-ip(t)
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    Griffiths, J. G., JEA Vol.62, 1976, p. 155.

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    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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