Statuette of Osiris

A work made of copper alloy.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of copper alloy.

Date:

Late Period, Dynasty 26–30 (664–332 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Here Osiris is shown enveloped in his mummy shroud. He holds a crook and flail, agricultural tools that were emblems of royal authority, indicating that he controlled the regeneration of flocks and fields. He wears the atef headdress, composed of a tall conical crown flanked by ostrich plumes set upon rams’ horns. This crown, which was worn by gods and also by kings, symbolized their power over creation and renewal.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Statuette of Osiris

Origin

Egypt

Date

664 BC–332 BC

Medium

Copper alloy

Dimensions

27 × 6.75 × 4.5 cm (10 5/8 × 2 5/8 × 1 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.130

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