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.
- On View, Gallery 50
- Arts of Africa
- Ancient Egyptian
- Ring Inscribed with Hieroglyphs
- Egypt (Object made in)
- 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