Osiris replica

    SKU: cmcn447130

    £135.00 Members' price *


    This sculpture is an exact replica of an original in the Louvre Museum, Paris. It depicts the Egyptian God, Osiris, shown here all wrapped in a shroud (the cloth that was used to wrap mummies with) except his head and hands. The original dates to the Late Period, around 1080-333 BC, and was sculpted in copper.

    Osiris is usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld and the dead. He wears the Atef crown with wheat tightened in the core surmounted by a mandrake fruit (reminiscent of the agrarian aspect of the god) and is flanked by two ostrich feathers, suggesting the cosmic aspect of Osiris and two uraei (sacred serpents - an emblem of sovereignty depicted on the headdress of ancient Egyptian rulers and deities). He holds the whip nekhakha (a short wooden rod with three beaded strands, which was a symbol of power) in his right hand, and in the left one, the hook hoka (a pipe), the two marks of royalty.

    The replica measures 20cm tall and is mounted on a marble base.


    Product code: cmcn447130
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Materials: Resin with patina, marble base
    Details: Replica of an original artefact that currently resides in the Louvre Museum in France
    Size: 20cm (tall) x 2cm (thick). Base is 5cm x 5cm
    Weight: 1.45kg
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