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Current Research in Egyptology XIV 2013 - Booklet - Abstracts

Current Research in Egyptology is a postgraduate conference set up to facilitate research and foster ties between students from British and international universities who are conducting research in Egyptology and related fields such as archaeology, anthropology and earth sciences.

Presented paper: A New Type of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris Figure: Preliminary results

Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures constitute a distinguishing feature of interments dating from the end of the Third Intermediate Period onwards. Since the dawn of Egyptology, scholars have attempted to categorise these artefacts into rough typological classes, while a first important contribution was finally published at the end of the seventies.

This paper, in the context of my study research, intends to present particular key elements which led to the identification of what may be regarded as a new typological group of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures. More specifically, the aim of this contribution is to outline the main relevant features of this group, to provide a brief side-by-side analysis with other significant typological specimens, and to finally formulate a hypothesis regarding its premature decline.


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