Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Head of Osiris wearing Atef Crown

Late Period
Dynasty 26, 2nd half, or Dynasty 30
595–332 B.C.
From Egypt
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:
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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