Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure

Egyptian, Egypt, Africa

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Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BCE

Wood, paint, and gold leaf

Overall: 21 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. (55.2 x 16.5 x 38.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Rayfield

S.977.211

Geography/Culture

Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Sculpture

Classification

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Inscription

Text: On vertical column on the front of the figure: ancient text, ‘Foremost of the westerners (i. e., of the dead), lord of Busiris, the great god, lord of Abydos’; top of the base is inscribed with a variation of the Pyramid Text utterance 368. Modern text on bottom of base: Arabic 2395 or 4295, no doubt a dealer’s mark.

Course History

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

ANTH 12.5, Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Virginia Herrmann, Winter 2014

ANTH 12.5, Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Virginia Herrmann, Winter 2014

ANTH 57, Origins of Inequality, Alan Covey, Winter 2013

ANTH 57, Origins of Inequality, Alan Covey, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

Objects and Power: Manifestations of Inequality, a student curated exhibition, Professor Alan Covey, ANTH 57, Winter 2013, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 10-August 25, 2013.

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth, Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 2011-August 13, 2012.

Glimpses of Ancient Life, Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art's Collection of Ancient Art, Gene Y. Kim, Class of 1985 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 19, 2000.

Gene Y. Kim, Class of 1985, Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 13, 2000-Feburary 7, 2005.

Death and Dying: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Anthropology 55, Hood Museum of Art, February 11-March 26, 1995.

Carpenter Gallery, Dartmouth College, 1978.

Egyptian Art from the Permanent Collection Featuring New Acquisitions, Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 21-May 21, 1978.

Provenance

Bernard G. Rayfield (1921-1991) and Rhoda Gertrude Glucklish Rayfield, East Orange, New Jersey; given to present collection, 1977.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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