<em>Sketch of Osiris</em>, 305-30 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 15 x 7 1/2 x 3 9/16 in. (38.1 x 19 x 9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.52E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.52E_wwg8.jpg)

Sketch of Osiris

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 15 x 7 1/2 x 3 9/16 in. (38.1 x 19 x 9 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.52E

Image: CUR.37.52E_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
One limestone fragment (roughly rectangular) bearing an ink sketch of the god Osiris seated in a shrine. Red washes have been applied to the atef crown and chair back. Traces of red underdrawing are visible on the flail and crook which the god holds. Inscribed. Condition: The upper left hand corner is broken off. Much chipping on the edges all round is noted. Two chisel marks are easily seen on the surface (modern chisels). Part of the upper extremity of the atef has been rubbed off. Back of the fragment is irregularly shaped.

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