Egyptian painted wood head of Ptah-Soker-Osiris




A head fragment from a carved wood figure of Ptah-Soker-Osiris retaining painted features over a gesso surface.

Egypt, Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Period, mid to late 1st Millennium BC

8.5 x 5.6 cms, 10.3 cms including stand

Fragment as seen in the photographs, crudely mounted on a wood display stand with a collector’s label under the base

Ex. collection: Alfred Theodore Arber-Cooke (c.1905-1993), thence by family descent; collection acquired from the 1930s to the 1970s. Arber-Cooke was a keen amateur antiquarian and author of two books on British archaeology.

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