|EGYPTIAN LARGE BRONZE PHARAOH AS OSIRIS
Mummiform, holding a crook and flail, and wearing an unusual helmet-like headpiece with diadem fronted by a uraeus; diadem, cosmetic lines, and eyes once inlaid; one blue glass inlay remaining on diadem.
Rare type, probably from Nubia.
An unusually large and fine example.
XXVth Dynasty, 715-664 BC
H. excluding tang 13 1/8 in. (33.5 cm.)
Ex collection of a Belgian noble family, by descent to Baron J. de C.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2002, no. 220; J. Eisenberg, Gods and Mortals II, 2004, no. 75; J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2010, no. 220.