16 June 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
Solid cast, depicted mummiform with the arms folded across the chest, his fisted hands emerging from his vestment, right over left, holding a crook and a flail, wearing a false beard and plumed atef-crown supported by ram horns and fronted by a uraeus, preserving traces of gilding in the whites of the eyes, on a low integral plinth, a tenon below for insertion
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high excluding tenon
with C. Dikran Kelekian, Ancient Arts, New York, 1966.
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