Coffin of Pedi-Osiris

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The Coffin of Pedi-Osiris, Pedi-Osiris was also known as the Lord of the Underworld, was made between the years of 305 BC-30 AD by various Egyptian artists using an Egyptian mummification process. The coffin, standing at more than 7 feet tall and large enough to contain the Priest, who enclosed in numerous layers of linen cloth, was made to resemble religious semiology and linear decorations using wood, polychrome, gold inlay and paint. Egyptian religion believed in resurrection after death and coffins were made to represent the life after death in order to ensure a successful rebirth. The artists used elaborate and detailed scenes using linear designs and hieroglyphs engravings on the sarcophagus to instruct and assist the Priest on his journey the through the underworld into the afterlife. The ancient Egyptian sarcophagi included illustrations depicting animals, religious proceedings and funerals that are painted on both sides of the coffin. A gold funerary mask was placed over his head and shoulders to cover the mummified body and made in his royal likeness. The Pedi-Osiris coffin contains expensive materials, such as blue paint made with azure, which is used to paint for the coffin’s head and wig, and black paint on the carved eyes is used to emphasize the high standing of the priest and the fake beard is the mark of the social figurine of high rank. Geometrical designs are painted diagonally on the upper half and Egyptian pictographs are written in pillars bordered with black ink on the bottom half of the sarcophagus. This funerary practice represents the wealth, high-standing and social position for the deceased. Ancient Egyptians, by preserving the bodies through the religious practice by using their artistic expressions through different styles like linear, painterly, regional representation, space and mass with 2 and 3 dimensions, showed a
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