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H 245 x W 175 mm
117 figures, 13 tables (black & white throughout)
Published Nov 2018
Egyptology; Osiris; Cult; Worship; Rebirth; Old Kingdom Tombs; Decoration; Theology
By Leo Roeten
The emergence of the cult of Osiris is generally posited to have occurred quite suddenly at the end of the 5th dynasty. This study considers evidence to suggest this appearance was preceded by a period of development of the theology and mythology of the cult.
Introduction; Chapter One: The table scene, a concise discussion of its development; Chapter Two: The loaves of bread; Chapter Three: About the loaves of bread on the offering table; Chapter Four: About the loaves of bread on the offering table; Chapter Five: About the loaves of bread on the offering table; Chapter Six: The Osiris Cult; Chapter Seven: The Field of Rushes and the Field of Offerings; Chapter Eight: The rebirth of the deceased; Chapter Nine: The sustenance of the K3 of the deceased; Chapter Ten: Discussion and conclusion; Catalogues and Tables; General Index