Ptah-Sokar-Osiris Figure



Painted wooden base of a Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure. On one side here is a separate figurine of a falcon, representing the falcon-god Sokar. Opposite is a hole which once held a figure of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, now missing. In John Garstang's 'Burial Customs' (1907) fig. 218 and 219 shows a mummiform Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure standing on the block facing the falcon. The present location of the mummiform figure is not known. John Garstang's team excavated about 250 tombs at "Beni Hasan South" near the mouth of the gorge of the Speos Artemidos in 1904, but this work is less well recorded than that of the earlier shaft tombs he excavated at Beni Hasan. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Wood very dry, old infestation, incomplete, large split in wood at one end, surface loss, flaking a little, surface dirt. Large fragment of the base is loose.