Head from a Statuette of Osiris

Head from a Statuette of Osiris

Made By: Egyptian, anonymous

Made By: Nubian

Period: Third Intermediate Period
Culture: Egyptian, Nubian
Date: Third Intermediate Period (c. 752 BC - 656 BC), Dynasty 25
Medium: bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/2 x 7/8 in. (6.3 x 2.2 cm)
Base: 2 3/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 7/16 in. (5.5 x 3.1 x 3.7 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Horace Mayer
Object number: 59.21.22
DescriptionThis hollow cast, bronze head was originally part of a votive statuette depicting the Egyptian god of the underworld, Osiris. He wears his usual atef-crown adorned with a uraeus. There are thin slots on each side of the crown for inserting separately cast plumes, which are now lost. The head has broken off at the neck, and there are still remnants of the casting matrix visible inside.
Inscribed: no inscription
Terms
  • religions
  • votive
  • Osiris
  • death
  • gods
  • votive
  • Egypt
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