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An Unusual Wooden Statuette Of Osiris

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This chapter discusses an unusual wooden statuette of Osiris. Two features make the statuette unusual: the hemhem crown instead of the usual white crown, atef or two ostrich feathers; and empty fists. The positioning of the hands is also infrequent. The text on the front of figure contains data about the owner. The text on the back pillar contains a corrupt, abbreviated version of the first clauses of a hymn to Osiris. The text on the back pillar contains a corrupt, abbreviated version of the first clauses of a hymn to Osiris. The name of the deceased owner of the statue is very common in the Late and Ptolemaic Periods. The date for this extraordinary statue is provided by its shape, graphical peculiarities of the hieroglyphic signs, and the archaeological context of finds in the Ankhhor tomb: it is Dynasty 30 or early Ptolemaic Period.

Keywords: Osiris; Ptolemaic Period; wooden statuette

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