Osiride Statue of Amenhotep I


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 21 July 2016
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The King is shown in the pose, beard and robe of Osiris, the god of rebirth. This expressed a wish for eternal sed festivals: jubilees in which Amenhotep was to be rejuvenated. The King wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Amenhotep's temple at Deir el-Bahri included many Osiride statues, inspired by prototypes in the nearby temple of Montuhotep II.Queen Hatshepsut substituted a grander building, likewise adorned with such statues. Those of Amenhotep I were moved to join Montuhotep's. 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep I, circa 1525-1504 BCE. From the Temple of Amenhotep I at Western Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, July 21). Osiride Statue of Amenhotep I. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5311/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Osiride Statue of Amenhotep I." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Jul 2016. Web. 30 Oct 2020.

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