About this artwork
This vibrantly painted statue represents the ancient Egyptian funerary deity Ptah-Sokar-Osiris. The god is depicted in the form of a mummy with red linen wrappings covered by an intricate net of multicolored beads. The statue would have been placed in the tomb of its owner, a woman named Ese-ir-di-es (“Isis is the one who gave her”). Columns of hieroglyphic text on the front and back state that she will be provided with the offerings necessary for her continued survival in the afterlife, including food and drink.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of Africa
- Ancient Egyptian
- Statue of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris
- 305 BCE–30 BCE
- Wood, preparation layer, pigment, gold, and textile
- 62.9 × 12.7 × 27.3 cm (24 3/4 × 5 × 10 3/4 in.)
- Gift of Phoenix Ancient Art, S.A.