Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum dedicates an exhibition to Osiris

The being that remains perfect is the name of the exhibition dedicated to the deity.

 

Resurrection from the dead is a common mythological motif among many religions, including that of Ancient Egypt. For the ancient Egyptians, Osiris was an essential god, governing death and resurrection, and, as a deity of a agricultural society, also linked to fertility, vegetation and harvests.

Now, an exhibition at Barcelona’s Egyptian Museum will introduce us to the figure of Osiris and the customs and beliefs built up around his figure. He was the first-born King of Egypt whose cruel murder also served as the motivation for a culture for whom mummification was a major ritual.

Considered to be a god who was in contact with the world beyond, Osiris is also everything that remains perfect, overcoming chaos, disorder and death. This richly nuanced symbology reveals itself in the exhibition through statues, amulets, steles, ushabti and sceptres. Also on display are some of the museum’s most recent acquisitions, including a wooden sarcophagus dating from the Ptolemaic period (3rd century BC).

 

Osiris, God of Egypt. The being that remains perfect

Where: Egyptian Museum of Barcelona

Price: €11

More information from the Museum website.

 

 

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Publication date: Thursday, 10 March 2016
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