Head of Osiris

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.744

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Black granite fragment of an Osiris statuette. He is crowned. He wears a beard and uraeus on his forehead. It is heavy. It is broken at the neck. A small portion of the beard remains.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date:November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription