User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Osiris figurine

Start collecting

Osiris figurine in five fragments wearing a headdress. Arms crossed and holding a crook and a knife. OR says the feet are missing, but they are present. --Overall there are thirteen figures total. We have three of the four sons of Horus, and the feet of the fourth son is present. There are also...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 20. 1917 : excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Atlanersa, 653–643 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 23 x 7.2 cm (9 1/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-160

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture