Bronze figurine of Osiris

Egyptian
Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynast
760–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 8.2 x 2.2 cm (3 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4383

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This bronze figurine of the funerary god Osiris portrays the god standing. As is typical in representations of Osiris, he is mummified, wears a false beard and tall atef crown, and holds the crook and flail.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way