Stele with image of Osiris

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


Findspot: Egypt, Said to be from Thebes (Gurna)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 27.5 x 29 x 6.5 cm (10 13/16 x 11 7/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1850

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Upper part of a round-topped stele with decoration in low relief showing a priest worshipping Osiris. The man wears a fillet and scented cone on his head. Osiris, whose name appears in the space between the figures, is mummified and carries the characteristic crook and flail, although the crook is unusually elongated. Behind him is the hieroglyphic symbol for the west. Above the two figures is the curving body of the sky goddess Nut. A winged sun disk fills the lunette. Traces of red, blue and white paint remain on the surface.

Provenance

Said to be from Thebes (Gurna). 1903: Purchased for the MFA at Luxor, Egypt from Mohamed Mohassib by Albert M. Lythgoe for LE 3.10. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1904)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund