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Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure

Late Period, Dyn. 27–Hellenistic Period (Ptolema
525–30 B.C.


(a)Height x width x depth: 40.5 x 12.0 x 9.1 cm/ (b)Height: 58.0cm / (c)Height: 20.0cm / (d)Height x width x depth: 14.0 x 13.0 x 7.3cm

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On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment

(a) Rectangular block, covered with stucco; painted borders on sides in red, blue, green and yellow; top striped with red, yellow and blue. Stucco peeling off. (b) Osiris; face gilt; beard and headdress, black; body red and green imitating beadwork, with two vertical rows of inscriptions on front and back. (c) Headdress of feathers and horns with disc between. Colors light green, gilt, black, blue, red and yellow. (d) Model sarcophagus with hawk on top; colors black and yellow.


Said to be from Dendara. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1626a-d, 03.1627a-d) for £6. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund