AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD TO LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXX, 1070-343 B.C.
Solid cast, depicted mummiform with the arms folded across the chest, his fisted hands emerging from beneath his vestment, right over left, holding a crook and a flail, wearing an elaborate multi-strand broad collar, its details incised, the plumed atef-crown fronted by a uraeus and supported by ram horns, his features well modelled, the arching brows, eyelids and conforming cosmetic lines inlaid in copper, the almond-shaped eyes overlaid in gold or electrum, the chin strap for the now-missing false beard also inlaid in copper, a tenon below the feet for insertion
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high excluding tenon