Seller: hix.antiquitatis (697) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282083990804 Egyptian Bronze Statuette of Osiris An ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of the god Osiris, lord of the underworld. The mummiform god wears the atef crown fronted with a uraeus, a regal beard; and holds a crook and flail. Late Period, ca. 7th - 1st century BC. Height: 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm). Intact. Osiris was one of the most important gods of the Egyptian pantheon. He was the lord of the underworld, god of the dead and their domain to the west. Osiris was also the god of the inundation of the Nile and consequently fertitity and came to be seen as a protective deity over both the living and dead. Formerly in a New York private collection. #3593GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBEDHIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORKMember: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA)See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.