Bronze Statuette of Osiris

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 26th dynasty, 664-525 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 13.4 cm high
Price: 4 800 Euro
Ref: 1418
Provenance: Sotheby's auction London of 8 May 1978, lot 279. From there acquired by the German collector U. H.
Condition: Very minor corrosion holes on the neck and foot, one professional, hardly visible restoration on one of the feathers of the crown. The statuette is otherwise intact.
Description: Solid bronze statuette of god Osiris in mummiform with the atef crown. The face with noble features worked out in fine quality. The forehead with an uraeus snake, the royal cobra. On the chin the braided false beard which is attached around the face with straps. The arms are crossed in front of the chest, Osiris holds in the left hand the crook, in the right one the flagellum, both symbols of the absolute reign of the pharaohs. Mounted on a two-tier cast stone base.