Wooden figurine of PTAH-SOKAR-OSIRIS, Ptolemaic period, ca 332-30 BC.
Non-royal burials often included a Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figure, which incorporated Ptah, creator god of Memphis; Sokar, mortuary god of the Sakkara necropolis, and Osiris, god of the underworld and resurrection.
United in this single composite figure are the forces of creation, death and rebirth.
Inside the statuette is a mummy-shaped linen figure filled with grain. The grain was believed to sprout with new life in eternity, recalling the same resurrection hoped for the deceased.