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Base for a Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure with model burial
Ptolemaic Period 332 BCE-30 BCE

wood, gesso, paint, linen
(1) 9.1 × 13.6 × 40.4 cm (burial ground model)
(2) 4.5 × 8.5 × 13.9 cm (coffin model)
(3) 9.8 × 6.0 × 2.2 cm (tree model)
(4) 43.5 × 33.0 cm (linen)
Place/s of Execution
(1) inscribed: (hieroglyphs) (translation: He flieth over his Mother Nut (the sky) like the beetle-god Khepera. Keju (the Nile god) tieth on to him the crown of triumph, and Rekhit-A [or Aptu] (a hippopotamus goddess) arrayeth him [in his garments]. He goeth out of the cemetery, and he cutereth into Aat-ta-mut (the mountainous region of Western Thebes), and (...illeg.) (the place of resurrection on earth). He cometh out from the city of Dendereh like the Bennu Bird (the "Phoenix" - an emblem both of Rā and of Orisis). His magical protection is behind him like that which is behind Osiris. Tehuti-ardas, whose word is true, from of the lady of the house.)
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by James E. Sherrard Esq., 1881
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display