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Head of Osiris relief

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It is light colored stone. It is done in sunken relief. It is the upper part of an Osiris figure. He is in profile facing the left. No color remains. All of the edges are broken.


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



Height x width: 11.4 x 9.8 cm (4 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief