viernes, 11 de marzo de 2016

Head of a statue of Osiris

Head of a statue of Osiris
Head of a statue of Osiris wearing the white crown, with carved features and inlaid eyes made of various materials: bronze lids, calcite eyeballs, obsidian iris and pupil. There are four mortises for the tenons of two plumes on the left and right of the crown, and three mortises for the tenons of a uraeus on the front.
Present location MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE/MUSEO EGIZIO [05/027] FLORENCE
Inventory number 14268
Dating 3RD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD (not before); UNKNOWN; 26TH DYNASTY (not after)
Archaeological Site SAQQARA NECROPOLIS
Category STATUE
Material BRONZE; CALCITE/ALABASTER; OBSIDIAN; WOOD
Technique METAL-TECHNIQUE; INLAY
Height 20 cm
Width 5 cm
Bibliography•AA.VV., La raccolta egizia Massimiliano Strozzi Sacrati a Firenze, Firenze, 1993, pgg. 46-47, n. 42
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