<em>Head of the God Osiris</em>, 305-30 B.C.E. Wood, bronze, glass, gold leaf, Height: 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.94. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.94_SL1.jpg)

Head of the God Osiris

Medium: Wood, bronze, glass, gold leaf

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: Height: 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 58.94

Image: 58.94_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden head of Osiris wearing the White Crown originally with bronze (?) feathers attached to sides. Angle of the neck shows that head most be from prone representation of the god, a rare type. Bronze uraeus, bronze beard with remains of gilding eyes outlined in purple-blue glass and inlaid with opaque white and black glass. Short full mouth. From a statuette representing the god prone. Entire surface originally gessoed and gilded. Condition: Most of left eye lost. Bronze uraeus has been reset but appears to belong. The two holes on both sides of crown where Atef feathers were attached, have been filled in and covered over with gesso and gilding. Most of the gesso layer is lost save on right side of neck. Only traces of gilding survive.

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