Lot 92
  • 92

A Large Bronze Figure of Osiris, 21st/22nd Dynasty, 1075-716 B.C.

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
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Description

  • A Large Bronze Figure of Osiris
  • bronze
  • Height 42.5 cm.
shrouded in his cloak and holding the crook and flail and wearing the atef-crown with long undulating uraeus in front, the inserted beard and plumes of the crown missing, his broad face with straight nose and large eyes with long cosmetic lines and eyebrows, the crook, flail, beard-straps, and eyes and eyebrows formerly inlaid with glass.

Provenance

Ralph Huntington Blanchard (1875-1936), Cairo
Edward Drummond Libbey (1854-1925), founder of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, acquired from the above in 1906
The Toledo Museum of Art, inv. no. 06.109 or 06.110 (Sotheby's, New York, June 25th, 1992, no. 20, illus.)
private collection, acquired in 1992 (Sotheby's, New York, June 13th, 1996, no. 36, illus.)

Literature

Edward Drummond Libbey, Catalogue of a Collection of Egyptian Antiquities brought together and presented to the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1906, no. 109 or 110

Catalogue Note

For a related large bronze figure of Osiris close in style and date compare G.Roeder, Ägyptischen Bronzefiguren, Berlin, 1956, pl. 25 (Ägyptischen Museum Berlin, Berlin, 1967, no. 839)
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