|EGYPTIAN POLYCHROME WOOD PTAH-SOKER-OSIRIS
Mummiform, cloaked in a beaded net shroud, tripartite wig, and false beard, now lacking. A column of hieroglyphic text on the front: ' Offering which the king gives to Osiris who governs the West, Ounnefer, the Great God, the Lord of Abydos, so that he grants an offertory of bread, beer, meat, and fowl and every pure thing '.
This god, principally venerated in Memphis, functions as Osiris and watches over the necropolis of Sakkarah.
Late Period, 664-30 BC
H. 12 1/8 in. (31 cm.)
Ex French collection formed between 1970 and 1990.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 189.