47 Ancient Egyptian Artefacts – The Story of the Middle Kingdom, 2000 BC and 1700 BC – With footnotes – 4 –

Head of the God Osiris,
ca. 595-525 B.C.E.

Slate
7 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. (20 x 12 cm).
Brooklyn Museum

The Middle Kingdom of Egypt (also known as The Period of Reunification) is the period in the history of ancient Egypt between about 2000 BC and 1700 BC, stretching from the establishment of the Eleventh Dynasty to the end of the Twelfth Dynasty, although some writers include the Thirteenth and Fourteenth dynasties. During this period, Osiris became the most important deity in popular religion.

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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