Description Osiris, considered to have been the first king of Egypt (and was representative of the human civilization and divine order), was murdered by his brother, Seth, (representative of the power of the world and uncivilized nature). Magically resurrected by Isis, Osiris is typically shown as a mummy with kingly attributes, including the "atef" crown-a variation of the "white crown" of Upper Egypt flanked by plumes-a long beard, the crook, and the flail, or whip.
- Secret Signs: Egyptian Writing. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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