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7059

Osiris-Canopus.

Roman Period, around the 2nd century A.D.
White marble Osiris-Canopus.

The god is depicted in the shape of a handleless ovoid vase with a human head. Osiris-Canopusí face is rendered with Greek features and wears the royal Egyptian nemes headdress.
Among the few extant statues of this type worldwide. At Canopus, a city in the Delta near Alexandria, the cult of Osiris-Canopus thrived in the 2nd century A.D. There, he was worshipped as a fertility god in this particular form: a vase with a human head.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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