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Bronze amulet of Osiris

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This bronze figurine of the funerary god Osiris portrays the god standing. As is typical in representations of Osiris, he is mummified, wears a false beard and tall atef crown, and holds the crook and flail.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynast, 760–30 B.C.


Height x width: 3 x 1 cm (1 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets