3 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN GILT BRONZE OSIRIS
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
Depicted mummiform, his fisted hands emerging from beneath his vestment, holding a crook and flail, the details incised, wearing a multistrand broad collar, the counter-poise at the back, his plumed atef-crown fronted by a uraeus, the plumes supported by twisted ram horns surmounted by uraei, the eyes inlaid, his plaited chin beard curved out at its tip, preserving some gilding throughout
6 13/16 in. (17.3 cm.) high
with Anavian Gallery, New York, 1980.
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