Accession Number
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Ptah-Sokar-Osiris case
Object Type
Sculpture, Ptah-Sokar-Osiris
Late Period
Twenty-fifth Dynasty to Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Height 373mm | Width: 80mm | Depth: 83mm
Number of Elements
Divine Name
Atum | Ptah-Sokar-Osiris | Re-Horakhty

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A Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure for Lady of the House Tasen[...], daughter of Horbes and Lady of the House Ptahirdis. This figure has a green face and the body is painted to represent bead netting. It has a broad collar and a wig with fillet. The stump of the headdress remains, as does the stump to which a base would originally have been attached. Such items were placed in graves to ensure that the deceased achieved an afterlife. Ptah, Sokar and Osiris were all gods of rebirth. This example dates from the Late Period, most likely the Twenty-fifth to Twenty-sixth Dynasty.


Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 181]

3D Model

Wellcome Number
Other Identity
W2054 (previous number)
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 22 Sep 1908, Lot 250
Auction Details
Ancient Egyptian carved and painted figure, Seket-Ptah, with plumes on head and box base, 21 inches high
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
1996–1997, 05 Oct–05 Jan. Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, 'The Face of Egypt'


Front: ḏd mdw i͗n Wsi͗r nb<t>-pr tꜣ-snḫ-[...] sꜣt ḥr-bs mꜣꜥ-ḫrw mwt.s nb<t>-pr pth-i͗r-di͗-sw mꜣꜥ-ḫrw Words spoken by the Osiris, the Mistress of the House, Tasenkh[...], daughter of Horbes, true of voice, and her mother, the Mistress of the House, Ptahirdis. Back: ḥtp di͗ nswt rꜥ-ḥr-ꜣḫty nṯr ꜥꜣ ḥry pt [...] pr m ꜣḫt i͗tm nb tꜣwy i͗wnw An offering that the king gives to Ra-Horakhty, the Great God, Master of the Sky, [...] who comes forth from the horizon, Atum, the Lord of the Two Lands of Heliopolis. Base (front): ḥtp di͗ nswt rꜥ-ḥr-ꜣḫty An offering that the king gives to Ra-Horakhty, Base (right side): ḥry pt nṯr ꜥꜣ pr m ꜣḫt i͗͗tm nb tꜣwy i͗͗wnw di͗.[f] prt-ḫrw t ḥnḳt kꜣ ꜣpd the Master of the Sky, the Great God who comes forth from the horizon, Atum, the Lord of the Two Lands of Heliopolis. May [he] give a voice offering of bread, beer, cattle, fowl, Base (left side) [...] i͗rp i͗rtt [ḫt] nb<t> nft<t> wꜥb<t> ḫt nb<t> nfr<t> nḏm<t> [...] wine, milk, and everything good and pure, and everything good and sweet.

Personal Names
Horbes (ḥrbs) | Ptahirdis (ptḥ-i͗r-di͗-sw) | Tasenkh[...] (tꜣ-snḫ-[...])
Last modified: 17 Jan 2023

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