Statuette of Osiris

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Quarry

Dimensions

Length: 17.3 cm (6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1359

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze votive statue of Osiris with the Atef crown. It is heavily patinated. The bronze is split open on the body. He wears a beard. He is holding the crook and flail.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / quarry.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition