Osiris (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

ca. 663-341 BC
Egyptian
bronze with ivory (stone) inlay
Overall: 8 1/4 × 2 × 2 1/2 in. (20.955 × 5.08 × 6.35 cm)
55.32.2
Osiris, lord of the underworld, wears a crown adorned with two feathers and a uraeus, the rearing cobra that protected the king as well as Osiris. The figure wears a close-fitting shroud and holds a flail and scepter, Osiris’s standard attributes.
Dynasties 26-30
Late Period
Purchase with funds provided by the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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