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Large Egyptian Osiris Statue

Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC

A substantial bronze statue of Osiris standing wearing Atef crown of Upper Egypt with lateral ostrich feathers, frontal uraeus, false beard, crossed hands holding crook and flail, standing on a square base; mounted on a marble stand. 2.4 kg total, 33.5cm including stand (13 1/4"). Very fine condition.

Property of a central London gentleman; previously the property of a private UK collector, acquired 2018; from the estate of the late Mr Robert Wilson, a collector and architect from Houston, Texas, reputed to have been in the collection since the 1960s.
Cf. Thomas, A.P., Egyptian Gods and Myths, Aylesbury, 1986, plate 1, a triad of gods from Saqqara.
Osiris was the greatest of the Egyptian gods and the particular ruler of the Underworld after his murder by his brother, Set.