DescriptionThe aim of the International Conference was to present and discuss recent research and current themes on (human and animal) Egyptian burial and mortuary practices from the Late Period onwards.
Presented paper: Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures: evolving tradition through space and time
Wooden funerary figures, representing the deceased with the features of the triune god Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, became a distinctive element in the funerary furniture of elite burials dating from the Third Intermediate Period onward. Such artefacts, usually placed next to the coffin and inscribed with specific invocations, were considered an element of deep connection with the deceased, granting her/him resurrection and life everlasting beyond death. The custom of placing Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures inside the tombs reaches a climax during the Late and Ptolemaic periods during which they were often mass-produced, falling eventually into disuse with the approaching of the Roman era. During this time frame, Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures are subject to changes in typology, style and religious significance.
This paper intended to present a brief analysis of these changes, focusing on the morphological, structural, and typological aspects involved in this evolution. Local variations were considered and discussed.
|Period||17 Jul 2014|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
- Egyptian archaeology
- Burial customs
- Museum Collections
Documents & Links
Graeco-Roman Cartonnage from the Kellis 1 Cemetery (Ismant El-Kharab-Dakhleh Oasis): The case of the tombs 10 and 25
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Paper › Other
The Cartonnage from Kellis (Ismant al-Kharab, Dakhleh Oasis): a study in Regionalism and Craftsmanship
Research output: Other contribution › Other › peer-review
Two Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures from Akhmim in the Egyptian collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Other
Tradition and transformation: Retracing Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures from Akhmim in museums and private collections
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Paper › Research › peer-review