Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Gods case
Object Type
Sculpture, Ptah-Sokar-Osiris
Graeco-Roman Period
Ptolemaic Period
Egypt, Akhmim
Combined: Height: 776 | Width: 133 | Depth: 387mm Figure: Height: 560mm | Width: 133 | Depth: 85mm Base: Height: 61mm | Width: 109mm | Depth: 387mm Crown: Height: 186mm | Width: 175mm | Depth: 18mm
Number of Elements
Divine Name

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A Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure made for Deshet. The body of the item is 57cm long, the headdress is 18cm and the base 6cm high. The inscription on the back is unusual in that it mentions Sokar and Osiris but not Ptah. Purchased at auction of Rustafjaell material in 1907. It was presumably purchased by Lord Aberdare who gave the material to Cardiff in 1924.


Bosse-Griffiths, Kate 2001. Problems with Ptaḥ-Sokar-Osiris figures: presented to the 4th International Congress of Egyptology, Munich, 1985. In Bosse-Griffiths, Kate, Amarna studies and other selected papers, 181–188. Freiburg (Schweiz); Göttingen: Universitätsverlag; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. [181–183] Rindi Nuzzolo, Carlo 2017. Tradition and transformation: retracing Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures from Akhmim in museums and private collections. In Gillen, Todd (ed.), (Re)productive traditions in ancient Egypt: proceedings of the conference held at the University of Liège, 6th-8th February 2013, 445–474. Liège: Presses universitaires de Liège. [447, 459–60] Sylvia Schoske 1985 ""Problems with Ptah Sokar Osiris Figures' republished in G Griffiths (ed) 2001 p181-187. From the National Museum of Wales Cardiff.