An Egyptian faience head fragment of Osiris, c. 730-300 B.C.

An Egyptian faience head fragment of Osiris, c. 730-300 B.C.

Code: 2475

£85.00
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Description: A good-sized pale blue-green faience head fragment from a large faience figure of Osiris, the head wearing a tall plumed atef crown with uraeus on brow. Broken at the chin and with chips to the plumes and nose.

Size: 41 mm/1.6 ins. high

Culture: Egyptian

Date: Late Dynastic Period, c. 730-300 B.C.

Provenance: From the collection of Julian Bird (1959-2014).

Background: Julian Bird was a passionate collector of Egyptian antiquities, who built up a fine and extensive collection from the 1970s onwards. He sourced his items mainly from the UK market, from specialist dealers, fairs, markets and auctioneers. He was a model collector, carefully documenting his collection, and his notes on this particular item will be supplied to the buyer.