Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure

Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width x length: 80 x 15 x 52 cm (31 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood; gesso; pigment

Not On View


The Ancient World



(a) Rectangular block, covered with stucco and painted inscriptions in black on green and orange. There is a border around the sides consisting of ankh signs and lotus leaves. (b) Mummiform figure of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris with a gilded face and dark blue headdress. The maroon body is inscribed on the front and back. The beard is broken. (c) Crown of feathers and horns with disc between; painted green, blue, orange, gold and black.


Said to be from Dendara. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt, by Albert M. Lythgoe for £6. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund