[Osiris, God of the Underworld Figurine]

Osiris.jpg
ca. 2nd millennium BCE

Osiris’s body is typically portrayed in mummified form, with the arms projecting outward to hold the royal scepters – the crook on the right and the flail on the left. The conical war helmet, the hedyet from Upper Egypt, has a cobra at the forehead. As the lord over the gloom of the underworld, Osiris is often regarded as the counterpart of the sun-god Re. In this piece, Osiris assumes the position of the judge seated in the law court overseeing the judgment of the good and the bad.

Title

[Osiris, God of the Underworld Figurine]

Date

ca. 2nd millennium BCE

Description

Osiris’s body is typically portrayed in mummified form, with the arms projecting outward to hold the royal scepters – the crook on the right and the flail on the left. The conical war helmet, the hedyet from Upper Egypt, has a cobra at the forehead. As the lord over the gloom of the underworld, Osiris is often regarded as the counterpart of the sun-god Re. In this piece, Osiris assumes the position of the judge seated in the law court overseeing the judgment of the good and the bad.

Source

Private Collection of Emeritus Professor Douglas A. Knight

Files

Osiris.jpg

Citation

“[Osiris, God of the Underworld Figurine],” Gallery, accessed October 21, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/3454.