Statue Of Khonsirdis


Liana Miate
published on 08 May 2017
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Statue of Khonsirdis, 26th Dynasty, 664-610 BCE. Provenance unknown. The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

Khonsirdis wears the typical trappings of a priest. His head is shaved and he wears a leopard skin on top of his linen clothing, a symbol of the sem-priests known for their role in funerary rituals. Osiris is portrayed on his torso and a scene on his kilt shows Khonsirdis worshipping Osiris. He would have originally held a divine image, but now only the plinth remains.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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