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The Fumigation of Osiris, the Book of the Dead of Neb-Qued, Egyptian, 19th Dynasty

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The Fumigation of Osiris, the Book of the Dead of Neb-Qued, Egyptian, 19th Dynasty

The Fumigation of Osiris, the Book of the Dead of Neb-Qued, Egyptian, 19th Dynasty. Found in the collection of the Louvre, Paris

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13th Century Bc 19th Dynasty Afterlife Book Illustration Book Of The Dead Cella Ceremonial Funerary New Kingdom Offering Osiris Papyrus Scent Shrine Allegorical Figure Ancient Egyptian Barefoot Fumes Fumigating Hand Gesture Print Collector3


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This print showcases "The Fumigation of Osiris, the Book of the Dead of Neb-Qued" an ancient Egyptian artwork from the 19th Dynasty. Housed in the prestigious Louvre Museum in Paris, this piece is a testament to the rich history and religious beliefs of ancient Egypt. In this allegorical scene, an enigmatic figure stands barefoot before a shrine dedicated to Osiris, the god of death and rebirth. The individual holds a book illustration from the Book of the Dead while gesturing towards it with reverence. Surrounding them are vibrant colors that symbolize both life and death. The fumes rising from incense burners create an ethereal atmosphere as they fill the air with their scent during this ceremonial act. This ritualistic offering serves as a connection between mortals and deities, emphasizing their belief in an afterlife and burial customs. Every detail within this portrait reflects meticulous artistry - from intricate hairstyles to ornate dress styles prevalent during Egypt's New Kingdom era. The use of papyrus as a medium for written literature further highlights their advanced civilization. "The Fumigation of Osiris" not only exemplifies ancient Egyptian religion but also demonstrates how art played a vital role in expressing concepts such as spirituality and divine worship. As viewers gaze upon this remarkable print, they are transported back through time to witness one culture's profound devotion to its gods.

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