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MM 14955 :: Sculpture

Object description
Sculpture of a seated Osiris.
Inventory number
MM 14955
Keyword, Swedish
gud
Object
Sculpture
Object, Swedish
Skulptur
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Egypten
Geographic name, alternative
Abydos
Geographic name, alternative - Swedish
Abydos
Place - Findspot
Abydos
Material
Steatite; Stone
Material, Swedish
Sten; Steatit
Keyword
God
Acquisition
From the N. Rettig Collection. Purchased in Cairo March 1931.
Acquisition, Swedish
Från N. Rettigs samling. Inköpt i Kairo mars 1931.
Description, Swedish
Skulptur av en sittande Osiris.
Description
Sculpture of a seated Osiris.
Period
26th Dynasty (664-525 BC), Late Period
Name - Acquired from
Rettig, Nils (1892-10-18 - 1933-03-11), First Secretary
alt
Description

Nils Rettig, born 1892, dead 11 March 1933.

Nils Robert Rettig was an official of the Swedish Foreign Office from 1920 to his death on 11 March 1933 in Egypt. He served in a number of countries with distinction, ending as First Secretary in the Swedish Legation in Cairo. He was interested in and bought antiquities from dealers in that city. A few of these were given by N. Rettig to the Egyptian Museum and the rest were acquired after his death from his brother Herbert Rettig.

Nils Rettig was the son of Hjalmar and Julia Rettig.

Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Name - Depicted
Osiris
alt
Description

Osiris (pron.: /oʊˈsaɪərɨs/; Ancient Greek: Ὄσιρις, also Usiris; the Egyptian language name is variously transliterated Asar, Asari, Aser, Ausar, Ausir, Wesir, Usir, Usire or Ausare) was an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld and the dead. He was classically depicted as a green-skinned man with a pharaoh's beard, partially mummy-wrapped at the legs, wearing a distinctive crown with two large ostrich feathers at either side, and holding a symbolic crook and flail.

Osiris was at times considered the oldest son of the Earth god Geb,[1] and the sky goddess Nut, as well as being brother and husband of Isis, with Horus being considered his posthumously begotten son.[1] He was also associated with the epithet Khenti-Amentiu, which means "Foremost of the Westerners" — a reference to his kingship in the land of the dead.[2] As ruler of the dead, Osiris was also sometimes called "king of the living", since the Ancient Egyptians considered the blessed dead "the living ones".[3]

Osiris is first attested in the middle of the Fifth dynasty of Egypt, although it is likely that he was worshipped much earlier;[4] the term Khenti-Amentiu dates to at least the first dynasty, also as a pharaonic title. Most information we have on the myths of Osiris is derived from allusions contained in the Pyramid Texts at the end of the Fifth Dynasty, later New Kingdom source documents such as the Shabaka Stone and the Contending of Horus and Seth, and much later, in narrative style from the writings of Greek authors including Plutarch[5] and Diodorus Siculus.[6]

Osiris was considered not only a merciful judge of the dead in the afterlife, but also the underworld agency that granted all life, including sprouting vegetation and the fertile flooding of the Nile River. He was described as the "Lord of love",[7] "He Who is Permanently Benign and Youthful"[8] and the "Lord of Silence".[9] The Kings of Egypt were associated with Osiris in death — as Osiris rose from the dead they would, in union with him, inherit eternal life through a process of imitative magic. By the New Kingdom all people, not just pharaohs, were believed to be associated with Osiris at death, if they incurred the costs of the assimilation rituals.[10]

Through the hope of new life after death, Osiris began to be associated with the cycles observed in nature, in particular vegetation and the annual flooding of the Nile, through his links with Orion and Sirius at the start of the new year.[8] Osiris was widely worshipped as Lord of the Dead until the suppression of the Egyptian religion during the Christian era. (wikipedia, 2013-01-07)

Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Source, Wikip. - is desc. by
sv.wikipedia.org, en.wikipedia.org
Name - Photographer
Medelhavsmuseet 2011
Description
Medelhavsmuseet 2011 represents pictures taken in 2011 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström, Tony Sandin or Kerstin Petersson. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2011.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-
alt
Description

The history of Egypt is long, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley around 7000 years ago to the present day. Egypt was for a long period of time ruled by autocratic kings – the pharaohs. At other times, it was part

of larger empires such as the Persian, Roman and Ottoman.

The pharaonic culture was characterised by high conservatism.

Things were – and should be – as they always had been.

Old traditions and ways of thinking lived on, long after the last pharaohs.

They were present in the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and are present in Egypt today.

Welcome on a walk through the history of Egypt!

Time - Start
2013
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 2, Creation according to the Egyptians
alt
Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 2.2
alt
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
4
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
Osiris was the king of the Netherworld and the most important god of death.
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label
Osiris var kung i underjorden och förknippad med död och återfödelse.
Height / Höjd
21 cm
Dimensions
H. 21 cm
Date - Registration
2008-09-01

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