Statuette of Osiris

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period
1075–656 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 25.5 x 6.7 cm (10 1/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

08.260

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Standing figure of Osiris with the flail and whip in his hands. He wears the atef crown with added rams horns and a broad collar of inlaid precious metal. The eyes and brows are of inlaid black metal. The carving technique is of very high quality, with special attention paid to the details of the crown’s feathers, the false beard and the uraeus’ body.

Provenance

Before 1908: Alfred Greenough Collection; by 1908: Charles H. Parker Collection; 1908: given to the MFA by Charles H. Parker.
(Accession Date: May 14, 1908)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection