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Osiris

Location

EGYPT

Era

Late Period, 26th Dynasty (664-525 B.C.E.)

Title

Osiris

Materials

Bronze, traces of inlays

Dimensions

12.4 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm

Credits

Gift of the Misses Roddick, inv. 1924.B.8

Collection

Archeology and World Cultures

Osiris was the god of vegetation and the afterlife, the archetype of the pharaoh, who was promised eternal life. He presided over the tribunal granting access to the afterlife during which the heart of a deceased individual was weighed. Osiris was linked with the sowing season and the renewal of vegetation that followed the flooding of the Nile.

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