A large Egyptian bronze figure of Osiris
Lot 91
A large Egyptian bronze figure of Osiris
Sold for £57,600 (US$ 96,358) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A large Egyptian bronze figure of Osiris
Late Period, circa 600 B.C.
Hollow cast wearing the atef crown with frontal uraeus, the side plumes with some traces of inlay and gilding, the proud features with eyes and brows recessed for inlay, the pronounced plaited false beard with inlaid chin straps, the broad collar with incised details, the crossed hands grasping the crook and flail, the implements with traces of inlay and gilding remaining, the mummiform body with some gilding at the front, standing on a rectangular base, 15½in (39cm), mounted, tip of crown repaired, side plumes damaged

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  • Provenance:
    English private collection, purchased in Cairo in 1938. Accompanied by a copy of a certificate and guarantee, dated: 28 April 1938, issued by the Anglo-American Bookshop, opposite Shepherd's Hotel, Cairo and stating that the bronze statue of Osiris was found at Assiout, Upper Egypt.
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