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Egyptian Stone Figure of The God Osiris – Museum Exhibited

Egyptian Stone Figure of The God Osiris – Museum Exhibited

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Description

Circa 664-332 BC, Late Dynastic Period


An Ancient Egyptian stone statuette depicting the god Osiris. He is shown seated in mummiform with a braided divine beard, an atef-crown, and a peaceful, idealised face. He is posed with the arms folded across the chest holding a crook and flail. Osiris is the most significant and important god in the Egyptian pantheon. He is known firstly as a god of fertility, then as a god of the underworld. In his role of lord of the underworld, he was associated with a pharaoh and is, thus, generally portrayed as a deceased pharaoh, as seen on this figure. This very important example was exhibited at Kresge Art Gallery, Michigan State University, 1985 to 2002. Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol XXII (2011), no.158

Stock codes: OFJ22-16 / GEA-K415
Size: L:145mm / W:75mm; 580g
Condition: Good
Origin: Egypt

Provenance: Property of a Central London Gallery, acquired by a British collector, ex-private Bandy
collection, Rochester, Michigan, USA; ex Royal Athena Gallery, 1986.


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Low Resolution Image: [Web Link] - [Arweave Link]

Low Resolution Image: [Web Link] - [Arweave Link]