About this object

Mummiform figure of the god Osiris. Gold outline to the eyes with pupils in black. Osiris is shown in the tight wrap of his linen bandages wearing a broad collar of beads, an artificial curled beard and the plumed atef crown with a uraeus on the front. Long wide tang at the feet that would have been set into a wood or stone plinth.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Late Period (Saite)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis: Saqqara
  • Date made
    664 BC - 525 BC
  • Materials
    Bronze
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Egypt Exploration Society, 1971
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Memphite Necropolis: Saqqara
  • Date collected
    1966 - 1970
  • Measurements
    210 mm x 30 mm x 60 mm
  • Note
    Find number not recorded, but from one of the excavation seasons between 1966 and 1970.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1971
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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