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HUGE EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS ON STAND

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HUGE EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS ON STAND
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Late Dynastic Period, Saite Period. Egyptian, Ca. 664-332 BC A bronze figure of Osiris standing mummiform with his hands emerging from his cloak, holding the crook and flail, and wearing a broad beaded collar with tassels and the atef-crown. His face with full outlined lips and eyes and eyebrows. Osiris was one of the most popular ancient Egyptian gods and was connected with male fertility. He was said to be the first Pharaoh of Egypt and was murdered by his brother Seth for his crown. Osiris was revived by Isis, his wife and sister, to conceive Horus, the son who would avenge his death. After death, Osiris became ruler of the underworld and God of the dead, which is why he is shown with the crook and flail, the symbols of authority for Egyptian rulers. For a similar see The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 10.175.133. Item comes with a professional historical report from Ancient Report Specialists.Size: L:280mm / W:75mm ; 1.95kgProvenance: Property of a London Ancient Art gallery; formerly in Welbank collection since 1980s.
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HUGE EGYPTIAN BRONZE OSIRIS ON STAND

Estimate £3,000 - £6,000
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Late Dynastic Period, Saite Period. Egyptian, Ca. 664-332 BC A bronze figure of Osiris standing mummiform with his hands emerging from his cloak, holding the crook and flail, and wearing a broad beaded collar with tassels and the atef-crown. His face with full outlined lips and eyes and eyebrows. Osiris was one of the most popular ancient Egyptian gods and was connected with male fertility. He was said to be the first Pharaoh of Egypt and was murdered by his brother Seth for his crown. Osiris was revived by Isis, his wife and sister, to conceive Horus, the son who would avenge his death. After death, Osiris became ruler of the underworld and God of the dead, which is why he is shown with the crook and flail, the symbols of authority for Egyptian rulers. For a similar see The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 10.175.133. Item comes with a professional historical report from Ancient Report Specialists.Size: L:280mm / W:75mm ; 1.95kgProvenance: Property of a London Ancient Art gallery; formerly in Welbank collection since 1980s.
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