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Fragment of a head-dress of Osiris

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This fragment once formed the proper right side of the headdress of the funerary god Osiris. It features a curved horn topped by feathers and a uraeus. Traces of gilding and inlay are preserved.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.331

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture