A steatite figure of Osiris
An impressive steatite figure of Osiris, also called Usir, one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt and god of the underworld. The figure is classically depicted with a pharaoh’s beard, his arms crossed on his breast, one hand holding a crook, the other a flail. On his head is the atef crown, composed of the white crown of Upper Egypt and two ostrich feathers. Steatite. The figure dates from the 22-30th dynasty, (945 – 332 BC).
Private Dutch collection
Height 14,3 cm.
very Good, no repairs, details clearly visible.