Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BCE
Wood, pigment, gold leaf, 62.9 x 12.1 x 27.3 cm (24 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)
Gift of Phoenix Ancient Art, S.A., 2002.542
Lower Right: Statuette of Osiris
Upper Right: Portrait of a Man
Far Right: Statue of Wesirnakht
(From the info card)|
"Wood statuettes of Osiris are among the most intriguing objects from late dynastic Egypt. Here the god assumes the form of a mummy, and the base of the work includes a hollow chamber that once held an amulet, corn mummy, or papyrus scroll containing a passage from the Book of the Dead. The hieroglyphs state that this statuette was made to assist a woman in her journey through the afterlife."