CULTURE: Ancient Egypt
TIME: Late Period, 664 – 323 BC
DIMENSIONS: Height 16.7 cm
PRICE: 1,900 euros
PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. L. Benguerel Godo, acquired the collection Pijoan (Barcelona), 1960’s.
PRESERVATION: In good general condition. Missing at the top of the crown and the two ends of the feathers. The eyes were most likely embedded with stone or glass paste which have been lost.
This hollow cast bronze figure represents the god Osiris. It has been made with the lost-wax casting technique.
This image follows the canonical iconography of Osiris: the god is wrapped in a shroud that perfectly hugs the contours of his body, which proportions are slender and elegant. In his hands, he holds the flagellum (the nekhekh scepter, visible in the left hand) and the hekat scepter, the shepherds’ crook.