Statuette of Osiris

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 14.5 x 4 cm (5 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.675

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This statuette shows the funerary god Osiris standing on a rectangular base, holding the crook and flail. THe stone is probably steatite, and the figure retains traces of its original gilding.

Provenance

Found with the shrine of Ptah, Tell Gemayemi. 1887: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887. (Accession date: June 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription