This figure depicts the Egyptian god of resurrection, Ptah-Sokar-Osiris standing with his hands across chest and wear a tightly fitting mummiform garment and triparte wig. A single incised band of hieroglyphic script down front reads “Made by the favor of the king for the steward Neherti...” at the top.
It’s interesting that the inscription is carved in hieratic (cursive) rather than careful hieroglyphs. Size: 15-3/4 inches H. and plus a rough hewn wood block (probably not ancient) replacement base.
Condition: Nose gone and wear to surface and inscription, hairline crack. and destress throughout.
The god Ptah of Memphis formed a close link with the funerary god of the city, Sokar, leading to the creation of the god Ptah-Sokar shrine images. They are usually shown a mummy with a human head standing on a base, wearing a crown. Provenance: Ex J.P. Melbourne FL. Collection; Acquired from the estate of an archaeologist in NY west village in 2020.
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