27: An Egyptian Bronze Figure of Osiris
Egypt, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC. The standing god shown mummiform with arms folded across chest, his fisted hands emerging from beneath his vestment, right over left, holding a crook and flail, details incised, wearing a braided divine beard and a plumed atef-crown fronted by a uraeus, on an integral plinth, a tenon below for insertion.
Osiris is one of the most important deities of ancient Egypt. The combination of his funerary and fertility aspects made Osiris the quintessential god of resurrection. His epithet Wennefer means 'eternally good', or 'eternally incorruptible.'
Dimensions: Height 3.54 inches (9 centimeters).
PROVENANCE: Ex-Philip Mitry private collection, then by descent.
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