Osiris plaque

Made of cast stone and hand-finished in antique finish

Finish:
Antique Stone

Dimensions:
W: 13.5" H: 31.5" D: 1.5" (34cm x 80cm x 4cm)

Weight:
9 lbs (4.1 kg)

Item No.
259

Museum:
Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Period:
Egyptian Pharaohs (3000 BC - 4th century B.C.)

$209.00

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This large ancient Egyptian plaque depicts the god Osiris. Osiris is the god of the earth and vegetation, symbolized in his death the yearly drought and in his miraculous rebirth the periodic flooding of the Nile and the growth of grain. Osiris is the Egyptian god of Death and the underworld. Osiris was originally the god of the underworld and the dead in the Ennead version of Egyptian mythology, in which he was one of the four children of the earth (Geb) and the sky (Nuit), and was the husband of Isis, who represented life.
Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.

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