Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
In his most characteristic form, Osiris, god of the dead, appears wrapped in mummy bandages and holds his twin attributes, the shepherd's crook and the flail.
Bronze, gold leaf
Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 27
7 3/4 × 2 1/8 × 1 1/4 in. (19.7 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Osiris, 664-404 B.C.E. Bronze, gold leaf, 7 3/4 × 2 1/8 × 1 1/4 in. (19.7 × 5.4 × 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.27. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.27_NegD_print_bw.jpg)
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Standing, mummiform bronze statuette of Osiris with scepter and flail grasped in hands. White crown with uraeus, flanked by feathers and ram's horns. Feathers and necklace inlaid in gold. Eyes probably inlaid. No Inscription.
Condition: Intact. Most of gold inlay missing from left plume. Corrosion over eyes prevents determining whether they are inlaid. Slight spots of disease on base. Good work.
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