|Osiris statue at Karnak|
Image ID : EGKA_1056
|300 dpi print width||9.3 inches||23.6 centimetres|
|300 dpi print height||14.3 inches||36.3 centimetres|
This statue of Osiris, stands before the entrance to the temple of Thutmes III at Karnak (modern-day Luxor), Egypt.
Osiris is the Egyptian god of life, death, and fertility. References to Osiris first appear in the Pyramid Texts of about 2400 BC
Thutmes III (also known as Thutmosis or Tuthmosis) was the sixth pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty, and ruled Egypt with his stepmother, Hatshepsut, between April 24, 1479 to March 11, 1425 BC. Amongst his works at Karnak is his temple, the Akh-Menou, also known as the Festival Hall.
Credit : Planetary Visions Limited / Kevin Tildsley.