STATUES/Egyptian -Wooden Ptah Sokar Osiris in mummy form, wearing a crown and a chin beard, with painted designs and a seated jackal on the front, on a modern wooden base. As early as the Old Kingdom, the god Ptah of Memphis formed close links with t
Holy Cow Photograph by Kenneth Garrett Covered in wood, linen, and plaster, a cow mummy from the first or second century B.C. represents the mother of the god Serapis. Many gods in the ancient Egyptian pantheon appeared as animals. In their honor creatures such as bulls, baboons, dogs, cats, crocodiles, ibises, and falcons were mummified by the thousands and laid reverently to rest as votive offerings.