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Base of greywacke statue of god Osiris, broken off at ankles; two horizontal lines of hieroglyphic text around base, and two columns up back pillar; permanently attached to 29.1131.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_2000.973
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Sculpture
  • Findspot
    Giza (provenance unknown). 1798: found at Giza during Napoleon’s campaign by his general, Jean Lannes Duc de Montebello; taken to Paris following French capitulation to English; passed down in owner’s family until 2000; 2000: purchased by MFA from owner.
  • Material
    Greywacke
  • Dimensions
    Height x width x depth: 20 x 15.5 x 29 cm (7 7/8 x 6 1/8 x 11 7/16 in.) - Lower Part Height: .55cm (21 5/8 in) - upper part
  • Credit Line
    Museum purchase with funds donated by Stanford Calderwood in honor of Norma-Jean Calderwood, a member of the Visiting Committee of Art of the Ancient World
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA lkk
  • Period
    Late Period, Dynasty 26
  • Date of Register Entry
    688–525 B.C.
  • Notes
    1798: found at Giza during Napoleon’s campaign by his general, Jean Lannes Duc de Montebello; taken to Paris following French capitulation to English; passed down in owner’s family until 2000; 2000: purchased by MFA from owner.

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Dunham, Dows. "The Late Egyptian Gallery Rearranged." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 29, No. 172 (December 1931), p. 26, unnumbered fig. (top portion only (= 28-4-76 = MFA 29.1131); bottom portion (MFA 2000.973) joined later.

    Freed, Rita E., Lawrence M. Berman, and Denise M. Doxey. Arts of Ancient Egypt. MFA Highlights. Boston: MFA Publications, 2003, p. 183.