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MME 1966:001 :: Osiris bed, Brick

Inventory number
MME 1966:001
Osiris bed; Brick
Keyword, Swedish
Object, Swedish
Tegelsten; Osirisbädd
Country - Findspot
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Findspot
Geographic name, alternative
Geographic name, alternative - Swedish
Place - Findspot
Clay; Pottery
Material, Swedish
Lera; Keramik
Purchased by S.V. Wångstedt in Luxor 1966 (~360 SEK).
Acquisition, Swedish
Inköpt av S.V. Wångstedt i Luxor 1966 (~360 SEK).
New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC)
Period, Swedish
Nya riket (ca.1569-1081 f Kr)
Name - Acquired from
Wångstedt, Sten Valter (1904-12-15 - 1985), Egyptolog
Source - http
collections.smvk.se, runeberg.org
Source, Viaf - same as
Source, Kulturnav - same as
Name - Depicted

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
Source, Wikip. - is desc. by
sv.wikipedia.org, en.wikipedia.org
Name - Photographer
Medelhavsmuseet 2013
Medelhavsmuseet 2013 represents pictures taken in 2013 by Ove Kaneberg, Karl Zetterström or Tony Sandin. In 2008 a new strategy of photographing objects started and this continued in 2013.
Source - http
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-

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
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 9, The Tomb
Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 9.1
Exhibition - Previously
Egypten, 1982-2012

The Egyptian exhibition shows various aspects of life in Pharaonic Egypt from 3000 BC to the Christian era. There are also many objects from the prehistoric period, starting around 5000 BC. Most of the objects came to Sweden in the late 19:century, and have been donated to the museum from private collections.

The Egyptian Exhibition contains, in addition to mummified humans, also mummies of cats, birds, fishes and snakes. The Goddess Isis with the child Horus in her lap meets the visitors as they enter the exhibition. The pose she holds occurs commonly in western art where the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus often is portrayed in the same position.

A portrait of the well-known pharaoh Sesostris was donated to Sweden by the Egyptian government in recognition both of Swedish participation when the Assuan-dam was built and of professor Torgny Säve-Söderbergh as an internationally well-known Egyptologist. (www.medelhavsmuseet.se, 2010-09-01)

The exhibition was made already in 1982. In 2002 there was a change, several of the galleries (4-8) on the upper floor were closed.

Time - Start
Time - End
Exhibition, Part of - Previously
Egyptian gallery 2, showcase 02:07
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
Osiris beds. In the depression which is shaped like a figure of the god Osiris, seeds were planted that would then sprout and grow as a manifestation of life and rebirth.
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label
Osirisbäddar. I fördjupningen som är formad som guden Osiris lät man frön gro och spira som en symbol för återfödelse och ett nytt liv.
A.M.J. Tooley, Osiris Bricks, JEA 82, 1996, 167 ff, pl.XIII, 5.
Schoske, Anch-namen für das leben, nr. 47, 118 f; Heidelberg, nr. 312; Ein Leib für Leben, Ingolstadt 1985, nr. 135, s. 49.
Length / Längd
22,5 cm
Width / Bredd
13,5 cm
L. 22.5 cm, W. 13.5 cm
Date - Registration

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