Osiris figure



Accession Number
AB84
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Votive offerings case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
Late Period
Dynasty
Thirtieth Dynasty
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos
Measurements
Height (with base): 74mm | Height (without base): 56mm | Width (with base): 31mm | Width (without base): 14mm | Weight: 34g
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Osiris

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Description

A copper alloy votive figure of Osiris on a round wooden base. Margaret Murray dated this to the Thirtieth Dynasty. It is probably from Abydos. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903. It was subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997. Such items seems to have been deposited in large numbers in temples.

Last modified: 23 Mar 2022

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