Ancient Egyptian Bronze Figure Figurine of God Osiris 7th-4th century B.C.
Ancient Egyptian bronze figure of the god Osiris in mummified form wearing Atef-crown with Uraeus, a braided beard curved at the tip and holding the royal regalia Crock and Flail, 7th-4th century B.C. (Late Period). Figure is mounted on accustom made modern hardwood plinth
Height including wood plinth: 11 cm (4.33 inches)
Height of the figure: 6.8 cm (2.68 inches)
CONDITION: good, with nice age patina.
Osiris was an Egyptian god, of the afterlife, the underworld, and the dead, but more appropriately as the god of transition, resurrection, and regeneration. He was classically depicted with a pharaoh's beard, partially mummy-wrapped at the legs, wearing a distinctive Atef-crown with two large ostrich feathers at either side, and holding a symbolic Crock and Flail. Osiris was at times considered the oldest son of the god Geb, though other sources state his father is the sun-God Ra, and the sky goddess Nut, as well as being brother and husband of Isis, with Horus being considered his posthumously begotten son. As ruler of the dead, Osiris was also sometimes called "king of the living": ancient Egyptians considered the blessed dead "the living ones".