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Bronze figurine of Osiris

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This bronze figurine shows the funerary god Osiris standing and holding a crook and flail. The figure wears the Atef crown (uraeus and feathers) and a false beard. There is a spike in the endfr attachment to a base, and suspension rings at the top and the base.

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha. 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Persian period (?), 525–401 B.C.

Findspot

Tell Nabasha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.441

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture