Fragment of a head-dress of Osiris

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


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.331

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This fragment once formed the proper right side of the headdress of the funerary god Osiris. It features a curved horn topped by feathers and a uraeus. Traces of gilding and inlay are preserved.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription