Swastika Egyptian Shroud

Egyptian funerary shroud of the Roman Period, 2nd or 3rd Century AD. Tempera on Linen. By this date lifelike portraiture had surpassed traditional mummification as the most important element in funerary preparations. Although he wears a conventional Roman toga, the young man is protected by images of the winged sisters Isis and Nepthys with the mummified God Osiris between them. Two sacred Apis bulls also flank an altar.

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