Mummiform Figure of Osiris
The inscription identifies this figure as Osiris. He wears the crown of ostrich feathers, a sun-disk, and the ram’s horns that identify him as a king. Yet he is also in the form of a mummy with the curled beard worn by the dead.
The figure stands on a hollow base. Originally, a papyrus with a spell written on it was stored in the base. When this figure and papyrus were placed in the tomb, the deceased enjoyed the protection of Osiris and of the spell.
- Medium: Wood, painted
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: 664-332 B.C.E.
- Period: Late Period (probably)
- Dimensions: 24 13/16 x 4 13/16 x 11 1/8 in. (63 x 12.3 x 28.3 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.1481E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Mummiform Figure of Osiris, 664-332 B.C.E. Wood, painted, 24 13/16 x 4 13/16 x 11 1/8 in. (63 x 12.3 x 28.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1481E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (89%)