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Head of Osiris

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The head of Osiris is made of a black stone. It is polished. He wears the atef crown and a false beard. It is somewhat incrusted. There are no hieroglyphics. The sculpture is broken at the neck.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 4.1 x 3.1 x 3.5 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.719

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture