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Inlay in Form of Standing Osiris

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 525-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27, or later
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 5/8 x 1/8 in. (3.8 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Inlay in Form of Standing Osiris, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 1/2 x 5/8 x 1/8 in. (3.8 x 1.6 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1280E. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.1280E_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glass inlay (rear surface flat) representing, in relief, the god Osiris. The god is shown frontally and mummiform holding to his chest the crook and flail. The wrappings on his body are decorated with a cross-hatch pattern. Projecting out from the body, below the arms, on each side is a fringe decorated with incised diagonal lines. The figure is a medium opaque blue except for the crown (“Atef”) and most of the face which are opaque pale green. Condition: Complete and good but for some dark stain.
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