Osiris Figure



Copper alloy statue of Osiris. The ancient Egyptians believed the body of the god Osiris was buried at Abydos. When people visited this sacred place, some would leave behind small gifts such as this statue of Osiris. He is shown here wrapped as a mummy, holding a crook and flail, the symbols of kingship. Excavated at Abydos by the University of Liverpool, 1907. Recorded as being from find location 250 A'07, of which there is no field notebook. Can be seen on negative no. A.100 in the photographic archive of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, the University of Liverpool.