Osiris— the god of fertility and the dead— was among the popularly worshiped gods in ancient Egypt. The legend associated with Osiris tells that he was killed by his brother Seth to acquire his crown, but was later revived by his wife and sister. The upcoming auction presented by Artemis Gallery offers a bronze figurine of Osiris from circa 744 to 525 BCE. The figurine depicts the deity holding a crook in his right hand and a flail in the left, indicating his role as the ruler of the underworld after his death.
A featured Coptic hand-carved limestone relief panel depicts two angels carrying a person to heaven after his death. The Coptic churches were among the oldest churches preaching Christianity in Egypt and the Middle East. The auction also presents Greek figurines and busts, Roman reliefs, marble sculptures, African and Native American artifacts, and jewelry. Explore the full listings and register to bid online by visiting Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Asian Works of Art, Decorative Arts (266)
# of Lots:266
Price Range:$1,800 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Fine Egyptian Bronze Figure of Osiris w/ Art Loss Cert.|| Estimate: |
|Egyptian Coptic Limestone Relief - The Ascension|| Estimate: |
|Attic Red-Figure Column Krater by Suessula Painter|| Estimate: |
|Masterful Greek Hellenistic Terracotta Goat Vessel|| Estimate: |
|Jeff Legg Oil Painting,|| Estimate: |