Egyptian Red Quartzite Enthroned Osiris
A large ancient Egyptian red quartzite statue of Osiris enthroned on an integral base with back pillar. He wears a finely braided beard, and atef crown, that was likely once gilded, from which his ears protrude. He holds the crook and flail with his right arm over his left, the entirety of his body enveloped in a long cloak.
Late Period, 25th - 26th Dynasty,
Osiris was one of the most important gods of the Egyptian pantheon. He was the lord of the underworld and god of the dead. One of his titles was therefore "ruler of the west," the west being the domain of the dead. Osiris was also the god of the inundation of the Nile and consequently fertility, and came to be seen as a protective deity over both the living and the dead.
Exhibited: The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Marko Collection: Antiquities, March - May 1990.
Formerly in an old English collection; subsequently, H. and B. Marko collection, Michigan.
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