Osiris was one of the most popular Ancient Egyptian gods, and was connected with male fertility. He was said to have been the first Pharaoh of Egypt, but was murdered by his brother, Seth, for his crown. Osiris was revived by Isis, his wife and sister, to conceive Horus, the son who would avenge his death. After death, Osiris became ruler of the Underworld and god of the dead, which is why he is shown with the crook and flail – the symbols of authority for Egyptian rulers.
Egyptian Bronze Osiris
Bronze statuette of the god Osiris, depicted in mummiform with typical attributes. These include the white crown of Upper Egypt (with central uraeus and plumes on either side of the head); royal beard; and crook and flail held in the hands. Rendered in-the-round and standing upon trapezoid groundline with integral tang beneath.
Period: Late Dynastic Period
Condition: Very fine condition; covered with an attractive dark green patination.