- Museum number
Figure of Osiris, made for Hunefer, made of wood and painted black, red, yellow, white and green, on solid pedestal. The figure served as the container for Hunefer's Book of the Dead papyrus (EA 9901).
Height: 68.50 centimetres
Height: 76 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The figure contained the papyrus EA.9901.
The description of the figure in the MLA acquisition register (1852,0525,2) ends, 'in right hand bronze whip inlaid with coloured glass.' This implement was associated with the figure as late as 1925 (Budge, The Mummy, 2nd ed., 382; Raven, OMRO 59/60 (1978/79), 252, n. 5), but was later removed. It is probably to be recognised as EA 71408 (q.v.).
- On display (G62/dc25)
- fair (one feather missing from atef crown)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.9861 (Birch Slip Number)
- Joined objects
Associated Group: G16566 (9 objects)