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Egyptian head of Osiris
Ptolemaic: 4th-2nd century BC.
H. 21 cm (8 2/8 in.)
Missing part of the upper right side of the crown, hole under the right eye. Sea patina.
Ex. Israeli collection, 1970???s.

The head in the image of a king with the White Crown of Upper Egypt, decorated with Uraeus (-the coiled cobra) above the forehead, and the royal beard under the chin. The head is modeled with large idealized eyes, triangular nose, fleshy lips with a smile, rounded chin and prominent ears.

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