Head of a statue



Accession Number
EC631
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Gods case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Periods
Late Period to Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Measurements
Height: 121mm | Width: 45mm | depth 60mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Osiris

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Description

A bronze head wearing the crown of Upper Egypt with uraeus, possibly a representation of Osiris. It was purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1934, and dates to from the Late to Ptolemaic Period.

Other Identity
156633 (W) (Attributed to this head as it is the only bronze head with crown of Upper Egypt as described in Day Book, 1972 p62b)
Auction
Sotheby & Co.: 17 Dec 1934, Lot 14
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 10 Oct 2020

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