Container in the Form of the god Osiris, and Other Pieces

Left: Container in the Form of the god Osiris
Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BCE
Wood, pigment, gold leaf, 62.9 x 12.1 x 27.3 cm (24 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)
Gift of Phoenix Ancient Art, S.A., 2002.542

Lower Right: Statuette of Osiris
Late Period, Dynasty 26-31, ca. 664-332 BCE
Steatite (Stone), 19.3 x 4.1 x 10.2 cm
(7 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 4 in.)
William M. Willner Fund, 1910.244

Upper Right: Portrait of a Man
Roman, Fayum region, Egypt, 2nd century CE Wood, pigment, 36.8 x 22 x 3.5 cm (14 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 1 3/8 in.) Gift of Mrs. Emily Crane Chadbourne, 1922.4798

Far Right: Statue of Wesirnakht
Late Period, Dynasty 31, ca. 342-332 BCE
Stone, 16.5 x 6.6 x 8.5 cm (6 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 3 3/8 in.)
William M. Willner Fund, Art Institute of Chicago #1910.243

(From the info card)
"Wood statuettes of Osiris are among the most intriguing objects from late dynastic Egypt. Here the god assumes the form of a mummy, and the base of the work includes a hollow chamber that once held an amulet, corn mummy, or papyrus scroll containing a passage from the Book of the Dead. The hieroglyphs state that this statuette was made to assist a woman in her journey through the afterlife."

All photos © Joan Ann Lansberry