<em>The God Osiris</em>, ca. 1075-656 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 11/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. (14.4 x 3.6 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.565E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.565E_NegA_print_bw.jpg)

The God Osiris

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1075-656 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 11/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. (14.4 x 3.6 x 3 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.565E

Image: CUR.37.565E_NegA_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One hollow cast bronze figure of Osiris. The god is shown mummiform, standing and holding the crook and flail. He wears a crown composed of a white crown, topped by a sun disk, flanked by two ostrich feathers, and fronted by a uraeus. A tang descends from the rear of the feet and a diagonal cross bar runs from the bottom of the tang to the front of the feet (from the side it resembles a standard). Condition: Brown/black patina overall. Eyes inlaid with yellow substance (right only extant). On buttocks curious circular area where disease has been excavated and covered with shellac. Left elbow much pitted and chipped. Several small casting flaws left front foot of figure as well as several chips. Core revealed.

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