Egypt Picture - Statue of Osiris from the Tomb of Psamtek

Statue of Osiris from the Tomb of Psamtek

CG 38358 Cairo Antiquity Museum

Material: Schist

Size: Height: 89.5 cm

Location: Saqqara, Tomb of Psamtek

Period: Late 26th Dynasty (1st Half of 6th Century BC)

Discovered in a shaft in the tomb of Psamtek, this statue was found with two others depicting Hathor and Isis . Here, the god Osiri s is seated on a throne with a low back and rectangular base. He is depicted in his usual mummiform aspect, with hands immerging from his wrappings and arms held close to his chest. He holds the flail and heqa scepter gripped in his right and left hands respectively.

A formula dedicated by the chief scribe Psamtek to the god is inscribed around the base.

Statue of Osiris from the Tomb of Psamtek

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