Date Made/Found: 664-332 BC
Material and Medium: Copper alloy
Dimensions: Height 106mm, width 59mm
Place Object Found:
This is a part of the crown on a statuette of the ancient Egyptian god Osiris. The crown worn by Osiris is called an Atef crown. It combines the crown of Upper Egypt with curly ostrich feathers on each side of the crown. This fitting shows one of the ostrich feathers with a ram's horn at the base. It also features a uraeus (a cobra rearing its head) wearing a sun disc.
Ancient Egyptians used a wide variety of materials to produce artistic and practical objects. They worked in wood, stone, glass, metal, ceramic and textile. Craftworkers generally specialised in one skill and sometimes lived together in a separate part of the town.
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