viernes, 17 de junio de 2016

Container with Osiris figure

Container with Osiris figure
This 'reliquary' is a combination of an enthroned Osiris and an obelisk. Osiris is seated on a throne, which instead of a back has an obelisk The latter is hollow and is closed at the back by a lid. The Osiris figure is gilded. On the sides, the goddesses Isis and Nephthys are depicted in polychrome.
Inventory number 958
Satzinger, H., Osirianische Obelisken in der Wiener Sammlung, in: W. Clarysse, A. Schoors, H. Willems (eds.), Egyptian Religion. The Last Thousand Years. Studies Dedicated to the Memory of Jan Quaegebeur (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 84, 1998) 419 ff.

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