The God Osiris
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Dynasty 27, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
1 1/2 x 5/8 x 1/8 in. (3.8 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Glass inlay (rear surface flat) representing, in relief, the god Osiris. The god is shown frontally and mummiform holding to his chest the crook and flail. The wrappings on his body are decorated with a cross-hatch pattern. Projecting out from the body, below the arms, on each side is a fringe decorated with incised diagonal lines. The figure is a medium opaque blue except for the crown (“Atef”) and most of the face which are opaque pale green.
Condition: Complete and good but for some dark stain.
The God Osiris, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 1/2 x 5/8 x 1/8 in. (3.8 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1280E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1280E_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.1280E_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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