11 June 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE PLAISANT JOZEF NESTOR COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF OSIRIS
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXI-XXV, 1070-712 B.C.
Solid cast on a rectangular integral base, a tang for insertion below, the deity depicted mummiform, his hands emerging from the bandages, holding a crook and flail, wearing a plaited divine false beard and an atef-crown fronted by a uraeus, the eyes once inlaid
14 5/16 in. (36.3 cm) high
French Collection, acquired in 1978
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For the myth of Osiris within the context of such bronze images, see pp. 209-218 in Aubert and Aubert, Bronzes et Or Egyptiens.
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