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Colorful Mummy Mask at the Met

The official caption explains it this way: "The back of her head is then represented as resting on a decorated support. Over the top of her head is a gilded wreath encircling a scarab beetle that represents the sun appearing at dawn, a metaphor for rebirth. The interstices and surrounding area are filled with a complex patterned background, with the sides filled by a register of tyet knots and djed pillars, symbols of Isis and Osiris. A main register runs around the edge of the mask which centers on the god Osiris, the source of regenerative power, who is flanked by Isis and Nephthys. To the right of Osiris and the two goddesses are Horus, Amun, Thoth, and Re. To the left are Anubis, Tefnut, Hathor, and Seshat. These gods serve as witnesses to the deceased's resurrection."