About this object

Cast bronze figure of Osiris. Although quite worn out, the features are visible. Osiris is shown in the tight wrap of his linen bandages with his hands holding the royal insignia of crook and flail. He wears an artificial curled beard and the plumed atef crown with a uraeus cobra on the front. A long wide tang at the feet would have been set into a wood or stone plinth. From excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society but no site recorded (given "from old stock" in 1925).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Third Intermediate Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1069 BC - 664 BC
  • Materials
    Bronze
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1925
  • Measurements
    90 mm x 20 mm
  • Related people
    East Anglia Egyptian Society (Previous owner); Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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