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Statuette of Osiris-Iah

A work made of copper alloy.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of copper alloy.


Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, about 664–332 BCE



About this artwork

According to the Egyptian religion, gods could combine with each other to form composite deities. The complex crown of this bronze statuette has characteristics of the god Osiris, as well as the ibis-headed moon god Thoth. This statuette was dedicated to the god by a man named Pamu.


On View, Gallery 50


Arts of Africa


Ancient Egyptian


Statuette of Osiris-Iah


Egypt (Object made in)

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Made 664 BCE–332 BCE


Copper alloy


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15 × 7 × 5.5 cm (5 7/8 × 2 3/4 × 2 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Robert H. Fleming

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