Head of Osiris
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.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way