A fantastic Egyptian bronze figure of seated Osiris, Late Period, 26th Dynasty, Saite Period, 664 - 525 BCE, The god of the underworld is depicted seated mummiform, wearing Atef crown with uraeus and false beard, arms crossed at chest and holding a crook and flail. Beautifully detailed and of impressive stature.
The remains of the original peg can be seen used to fasten to a base for worship at home or in temple.
'By the first millennium B.C, statues and statuettes of Osiris were offered in profusion, reflecting both the importance of the god and a shift in how the ancient Egyptians performed certain rituals. Some of the places where statues of Osiris have been found can be identified as temples and shrines belonging to him, but they have also been found as offerings in contexts where explanations are not evident'. - Quotation written by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, US.
In good Condition, stand not included.
This Object was purchased by me in July 2019 - Staffordshire private collection. Acquired by previous owner at a Staffordshire art fair 2000-2005.
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- Ancient Egyptian
- Number of objects
- Osiris Seated Figure with Atef Crown - Late Dynastic Period, Saite Period, C. 664 - 525 BCE.
- 13×3×13 cm
- Century/ Timeframe
- Late Dynastic Period, Saite Period, C. 664 - 525 BCE.
- Good condition - patina evident.