Bronze figurine of Osiris
Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynast
Height x depth: 6.3 x 1.2 cm (2 1/2 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This bronze figurine of the funerary god Osiris portrays the god standing. As is typical in representations of Osiris, he is mummified, wears a false beard and tall atef crown, and holds the crook and flail.
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