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Vase dedicated to Osiris



Vase dedicated to Osiris
This vessel of red terracotta was found in the tomb of king Djer of the 1st Dynasty at Abydos; it dates from the Ramesside Period and its shape, that of the hieroglyph for 'heart', is very striking. In the centre a mummiform figure of the god Osiris, squatting on a platform, is shown. He wears the white crown, and holds the sign for 'life' (ankh) on his knees. The vertical inscriptions on either side of the god give the names and titles of the two members of the Abydos priesthood who dedicated this vase to Osiris.
Present location KMKG - MRAH [07/003] BRUSSELS
Inventory number E.0579
Dating 19TH DYNASTY
Archaeological Site UMM EL-GA`AB/UMM EL-QA`AB
Category VASE
Material POTTERY
Technique FORMED BY HAND; ENGRAVED; ENGRAVED
Height 34 cm
Translation
High priest of Osiris, Sawypaankh
Osiris, lord of the necropolis
Godsfather, priest of Osiris and scribe of the army, Wenennefer.
Bibliography•L. Speleers, Recueil des inscriptions égyptiennes des Musées Royaux du Cinquantenaire à Bruxelles, Bruxelles 1923, 60 nº 251
•L. Limme, in Schrijfkunst uit het Oude Egypte - Écritures de l'Égypte ancienne, Bruxelles 1992, 34-35
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