Egypt Picture - Osiris Resurrecting

Osiris Resurrecting

CG 38424 Cairo Antiquity Museum

Material: Gneiss with Headdress of Electrum and Gold
Size: Height: 29.5 cm; Width: 18 cm; Depth 55.5 cm
Location: Horbeit
Period: 26th Dynasty (664-525 BC) In this statue, Osiris, a primary god of the netherworld particularly after the New Kingdom, resurrects, or awakens himself from death. His figure is that of a mummy and this process was closely associated with the rebirth of the sun each day.

Osiris Resurrecting

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