Head of Osiris

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 5.7 x 2.8 x 3.1 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.718

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The head of Osiris is made of greenish black granite. He wears the atef crown. The surfaces is much nicked. There is a column of hieroglyphics on the back. The sculpture is broken at the neck.

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