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Osiris, Lord of the Dead
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Osiris, Lord of the Dead


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This statue of Osiris seated was donated to a temple by an Egyptian official whose name is lost. The text on the base and back pillar contains a prayer to Osiris-Wennefer (eternally incorruptible), named as the son of Nut (the goddess of the sky), head of the gods, great god, and ruler of eternity. The crook and flail in his hands and the ritual "atef"-crown identify him as a former king, albeit a mythical one.
Conservation

Examined in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969ExaminationExamined
10/15/1998Examinationsurvey
10/09/2008Treatmenttechnical analysis; cleaned; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • Mummified. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008-2013.
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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Period
ca. 664-525 BCE (Late Period, 26th dynasty)
Medium
graywacke
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.207
Measurements
H: 15 3/4 x W: 3 15/16 x D: 9 5/8 in. (40 x 10 x 24.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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