Description: A large cast bronze standing figure of Osiris, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, wearing the Hedjet crown. The figure stands on a solid pedestal block, wears the royal beard and holds a crook and flail. Overall green surface patina and encrustation, and some corrosion particularly affecting the head, back and shoulders.
Size: 157 mm/6.2 ins. in height (172 mm/6.8 ins. including tang)
Date: Late Period, c. 700-30 B.C.
Provenance: Ex estate of Nourollah Elghanayan, New York City, and acquired in the 1960s-70s.
Background: Nourollah Elghanayan (1915-2009) was an Iranian businessman who relocated to America from Iran with his family in the 1940s. From the 1950s onwards he and his three sons built up a very substantial real estate empire in New York and Washington D.C., recently estimated as worth $2 billion dollars.
Priced for condition but still an impressive piece with rugged grandeur.