Large Bronze Statue of Osiris

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 34.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1441
Provenance: French private collection M. X., acquired mid-1990s. Prior in an old French collection. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: The left horn of the crown possibly reattached, but the statue is intact.
Description: Very large solid bronze statuette of god Osiris in mummiform with the atef crown, which is characterised by the Maat ostrich feathers on each side and the protruding ram horns. The face with noble features worked out in fine quality. The forehead is decorated with an Uraeus, the royal cobra. On the chin a plaited beard curved out at the tip and decorated in cold work. From the vestment, below the chest, the crossed hands are emerging. In the left hand Osiris holds the crook, whose ends reach to the legs. He holds the flagellum with fine engravings in his right hand. Both attributes are symbols of the sovereignty of the pharaohs. Around the neck the god wears the multi-strand broad collar, also engraved in cold work. The statue stands on its rectangular original plinth with a massive tenon at the bottom. This tenon is today set in a heavy bronze base.