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Statuette of Osiris

Statuette of Osiris

Here Osiris is shown enveloped in his mummy shroud. He holds a crook and flail, agricultural tools that were emblems of royal authority, indicating that he controlled the regeneration of flocks and fields. He w... more

Vessel
Tweezers
Rhyton (Drinking Vessel) in the Shape of a Donkey Head

Rhyton (Drinking Vessel) in the Shape of a Donkey Head

This drinking cup could not have been set down without its contents spilling. It is fashioned after the head of a bridled donkey with a white muzzle, teeth, and ears. Like the naked satyr chasing a fleeing maen... more

Earring
Mummy Mask

Mummy Mask

The sun disk on the forehead, flanked by cobras, is a reference to the association of the deceased with the sun god who is reborn each day.

Vessel
Vessel
Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

Obverse: Head of Nero right, bareReverse: Oak wreath with inscription EX. SC

Bowl
Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Nero

Obverse: Head of Nero to right, laureate, slight beard visibleReverse: Jupiter enthroned left, thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left