lunes, 15 de diciembre de 2014

mummiform case

In the mummiform case is contained the body of Osiris, made of earth with germinated grains, symbolising the resurrection of the god. Similar figures were made  and buried every December to ensure the fertility of the earth and a good harvest. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Late Period. Place of Origin: Memphis. Material Size: H = 22 ins. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Private Collection . Location: 39.

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