Painting of Osiris holding an Ankh from the Tomb of Nebamun and Ipuki
Detail of a painting from the Tomb of Nebamun and Ipuki, TT 181 in the Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes. This detail of a scene from the tomb of Nebamun shows the hands of the god Osiris, holding the ankh, the symbol of life. Osiris was the god of the Netherworld, the king of the land of the dead, and with the ankh he could guarantee the continuation of the afterlife for the deceased.
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