11 December 2003
AN EGYPTIAN GREEN GRAYWACKE HEAD OF OSIRIS
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
The god depicted wearing an atef-crown flanked on each side by an ostrich plume and fronted by a sacred uraeus, the idealized face with hieroglyphic eyes, extending cosmetic lines and corresponding brows, the corners of the straight mouth drilled, adorned with a false beard, preserving the remains of a back pillar
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high
Charles Dikran Kelekian Collection, 1960s.
Anonymous sale; Hotel Drouot, Paris, 22 October 2001, lot 243.
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For a similar example see the head formerly in the collection of Walter C. Baker, cat. 50 in Bothmer, et al., Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period, 700 B.C. to A.D. 100.
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