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Osiris

Artist Culture
Egyptian
Period
Late period, 664–332 BC
Date
664–332 BC
Material
Bronze with lapis lazuli inlay
Place from
Egypt, Africa
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
On View, Gallery 313
Dimensions
height: 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
224:1924
NOTES
According to the ancient Book of the Dead, Osiris was king of Egypt from the dawn of time. He was killed by his brother Seth, but the jackal-headed god Anubis performed burial rites that rejuvenated Osiris to serve as king of the underworld. The Egyptians understood the resurrection of Osiris to mean that the dead could live again in the next world. As judge in the afterworld, Osiris could ensure the well-being of the deceased.
Stoclet Collection, Brussels, Belgium [1]

- 1924
Feuardant Frères, Paris, France

1924 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Feuardant Frères [2]


Notes:
[1] Inventory list (undated) from Rollin & Feuardant, 4, Rue de Louvois, Paris, states the object came from the Stoclet collection [SLAM document files].

[2] See note [1]. See Invoice dated July 23, 1924 and Consular Certificate dated August 28, 1924 [SLAM document files]. Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, December 5, 1924.
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