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Statue of Osiris

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–525 B.C.E., or later
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 8 1/8 x 2 1/16 x 2 1/4 in. (20.6 x 5.2 x 5.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Solid cast bronze standing mummiform figure of Osiris. The god wears a broad collar, “white” crown flanked by two ostrich feathers, and holds the crook and “flail”. On the base is a crudely incised inscription. This inscription runs along the front rear and one side of the base. On the other side of the base are only two signs. Condition: Base metal exposed on base: rest of figure covered by green/black patina. Tip of left feather missing. Surface of the metal somewhat pitted.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Statue of Osiris, 664–525 B.C.E., or later. Bronze, 8 1/8 x 2 1/16 x 2 1/4 in. (20.6 x 5.2 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.372E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.372E_PS4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.372E_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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