An Egyptian schist greywacke figure of Osiris
Lot 41*
An Egyptian greywacke figure of Osiris
Sold for £16,800 (US$ 28,220) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Egyptian greywacke figure of Osiris
Late Period, 26th Dynasty, circa 664-525 B.C.
From a larger Osiriphorus group, the mummiform god with his hands emerging from his shroud, holding the crook and the flail, wearing the atef crown with frontal uraeus, with a false beard, the remains of the donor's hands at the shoulders, 9¾in (24.8cm) high, mounted

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  • Provenance:
    Property of the late Gerald Margolis, California.
    Gerald Margolis was a entertainment lawyer who represented many high-profile Hollywood clients during his thirty-year career. This figure was a gift from one of these clients in 1992.
    European private collection, since the 1960s.

    Literature:
    For a complete Osiriphoros statue, cf. E. Riefstahl (ed.), Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period, The Brooklyn Museum, 1960, pl. 25, fig. 57, no. 28.
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