Head of the God Osiris
Most sculptures of deities, including the countless images of Osiris made during the Late and Ptolemaic Periods, were smaller than the statue represented by this head, a dramatic example of a composite sculpture in mixed media. The smiling mouth is a stylistic element that helps date the head to the fourth century B.C. or later. For more information on Osiris, see the installations in Temples, Tombs, and the Egyptian Universe.
- Medium: Wood, bronze, inlaid glass eyes
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: 305-30 B.C.E.
- Period: Ptolemaic Period
- Dimensions: 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 58.94
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Head of the God Osiris, 305-30 B.C.E. Wood, bronze, inlaid glass eyes, 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.94. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)