About this artwork
Upon death, people who were thought to have lived moral lives were reborn in the afterlife as a form of the god Osiris. This ring is inscribed with the title “Osiris,” followed by the owner’s names and titles, attesting to his faith that he would become one with the god after death.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of Africa
- Ancient Egyptian
- Finger Ring
- 305 BCE–30 BCE
- Three columns of hieroglyphs containing a name and titles.
- 1.4 × 2.2 × 2.3 cm (9/16 × 7/8 × 7/8 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris