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Head of Osiris wearing Atef Crown

Period:
Late Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 26, 2nd half, or Dynasty 30
Date:
595–332 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Greywacke
Dimensions:
h. 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in); w. 14 cm (5 1/2 in); d. 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.118.195
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127
The god Osiris is identifiable by the tall white crown with plumes at the sides and the royal uraeus he wears as king of the afterlife.
Formerly collection of Walter C. Baker, by 1947. Previously Brummer Gallery, both Paris and New York. Bequeathed to the Museum by Mr. Baker, 1972. Published in MMA Notable Acquistions 1975-1979.

Albersmeier, Sabine 2002. Untersuchungen zu den Frauenstatuen des Ptolemäischen Ägypten. Mainz am Rhein, p. 158 n. 30; p. 163 n. 54.

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