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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Painted wooden figure of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris from the assemblage of Hornedjitef; the face is covered in gold leaf; headdress lost; Hieroglyphic text on figure and pedestal.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 332BC-31BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 57.5 centimetres
    • Height: 17.5 centimetres
    • Width: 11.5 centimetres
    • Length: 40.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Comment

        Painted. Figure; 4 vertical columns on front, 2 vertical on back, 1 horizontal line round foot; pedestal; 3 horizontal lines on top.
  • Curator's comments

    S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Ancient Faces, London 1997, p. 30.
    S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Fayum. Misteriosi volti dall'Egitto, London 1997, p. 58 [28].
    Quaegebeur, Hundred-gated Thebes, 142;
    N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 294-7.

  • Bibliography

    • Walker & Bierbrier 1997 1 bibliographic details
    • Strudwick 2006 p.296 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G62/dc20

  • Exhibition history


    1986 Jun-Oct, Carmarthen Museum, A son of Luxor's Sands
    1997 22 Oct-1998 30 Apr, Italy, Rome, Fondaione Memmo, Ancient Faces

  • Condition

    fair (incomplete -headdress missing)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • BS.9736 (Birch Slip Number)
COMPASS Title: Painted wooden figure of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris


COMPASS Title: Painted wooden figure of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris

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