Osiris Figure



Statue of Osiris, arms crossed, hands holding crook and flail, with an inscription on the back-pillar, mentioning Hr-sm-tawy. Head and feet broken off. Base has remains of a glue suggesting it was previously mounted to a base or perhaps stuck to the broken off feet, now missing. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, pitted, chipped surface, worn, surface dirt, labels adhered , adhesive residue, wax on break edge. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession number 210661; acquired at Sotheby's lot 145 13 October 1931 (Amherst collection). Marked in white chalk with the auction number: "145/3". Marked in red ink "1412". Rectangular sticker on the front with printed number "24". Printed label is stuck to left side of back pillar: "Trunk of a basalt Osiride Figure, with inscribed pilaster bearing the name HOR-SAM-TAUH, 10 in. high". On the label is an annotation written in pencil: "AMHERST COLL".