London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF OSIRIS
LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH-2ND CENTURY B.C.
The standing god wearing an atef-crown, false beard and broad beaded collar with counterpoise at the back, carrying a flail and crook in each hand, mounted
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high
Acquired by the present owner's grandfather, a patron of the Chicago Institute of Oriental Art in circa 1920. He also underwrote part of Lord Carnarvon's excavations at Thebes.
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