Edited by Massimiliano Franci - Salima Ikram - Irene Morfini
Proceedings of the International Conference. Florence, Italy 26-27 March 2019
Arbor Sapientiae (Roma), 2021
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The figure of the god Osiris is paradigmatic of the ancient Egyptian culture, connected with both kingship and religion, state and myth, whose analysis continues to shed light on paramount aspects of the Egyptian world as well as providing new perspectives on its multifaceted culture. This volume collects the papers presented during the “Rethinking Osiris” International Conference that took place in Florence, Italy, from the 26th to the 27th of March 2019. The contributions reflect the variety and complexity of the Osiriac concept discussed during the conference, providing the foundation for fresh avenues of interpretation and introducing new viewpoints from which to reconsider Osiris’ pivotal and manifold functions, which attracted so much interest during the millennia as well as rethinking the Osiris phenomenon at the dawn of the Third Millennium.
Massimiliano FRANCI, Introduction; Mark SMITH, Following Osiris: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century; Nils BILLING ‘Meryre has come to you, Horus, so that you may make it for him, this great and perfect speech that you gave to Osiris’. Ritual identification of the king with Osiris’ in the pyramids of Unas and Pepi I; Mariano BONANNO, A New Osirian Solar Epithet in TT49? Considerations about the nocturnal sun in the chapel; Sara CARAMELLO, Osiris, the Aramaeans, and the Water; Maria Cristina GUIDOTTI, Unpublished images of Osiris in the Egyptian Museum of Florence; Nadine GUILHOU, Osiris and the Heavenly Bodies; Dagmara HałaDaj, Scenes and symbols of Osirian character in the iconography of Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Dynasty coffins from Thebes; Francesca IANNARILLI, The Nubian Osiris: traditions and elaborations of the Osiris’s cult in the Kushite culture; Ilaria INCORDINO, Osiris in Byzantine Egypt? Possible reminiscences of Osirian themes in pottery decoration from Manqabad monastery (Asyut); Eid MERTAH, Studying polychromed bronze statues of Osiris: a methodology; Irene MORFINI, Milagros ÁLVAREZ SOSA, A New ‘Osiris Tomb’ in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna – Luxor: From Myth to Architecture, Andrzej NIWIŃSKI, Osiris on the 21st Dynasty cofins; Massimiliano NUZZOLO, The Appearance of Osiris. A case of royal patronage or a bottom up process?; Gyula PRISKIN, The 104 amulets of Osiris at Dendera; Valentina SANTINI, The role of Osiris During the Amarna age: From Texts to Depictions; Marina SARTORI, Osiris and the (lotus) fan. On the birth of a rare iconographic association; Uta SIFFERT, Osiris—the Mummy par excellence? Investigating the iconography, development and function of the Mummy shape during the Middle Kingdom.