7 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN LADY
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF OSIRIS
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
Hollow cast, the eyes inlaid with white glass paste, obsidian and gold, with details in gold including the eyebrows and the outline of the face, depicted mummiform, with the arms crossed over the chest, the hands holding a crook and flail, wearing a uraeus-fronted White Crown of Upper Egypt and a false beard
13 in. (33 cm) high
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Page-Gasser and Wiese, Ägypten, Augenblicke der Ewigkeit, no. 172.
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