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Osiris

Osiris is usually considered the ‘king of the afterlife’ for ancient Egypt.

In the Old Kingdom it was thought that when the king died he would become one with Osiris. By the New Kingdom this extended to all Egyptian people, whether male or female. It was not until the Graeco-Roman Period that it seems to have been understood that women might become one with the goddess Hathor. 

Because Osiris was considered a means to rebirth, there are many depictions of him in tombs. These representations include:

Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures

Stone moulds

Usually Osiris was shown mummiform holding a crook and flail and wearing a beard. However, on some Third Intermediate Period coffins he was shown with his arms moving freely. His headdress was usually the atef crown.

 

 

 

 

 

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