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Part of bronze head-dress of Osiris

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Bronze head-dress of Osiris. There is one feather with spiral markings. A horn is below, with uraeus and disc. Also, two uraeii and discs of carnelian. It is heavily incrusted.

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

Findspot

Tell Nabasha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.1 x 4.2 cm (4 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.460

Medium or Technique

Bronze, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture