Vignette on Khonsu's inner coffin lid

New Kingdom, Ramesside

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 126

This kneeling figure is identified by the two columns of hieroglyphs in front of him as "the Osiris, the servant of the Place of Truth, Khonsu, justified." The image and its text are a graphic expression of Khonsu's hope that his spirit will pass successfully through the trial of judgment in the afterlife and become one with Osiris.

Vignette on Khonsu's inner coffin lid, Gessoed and painted wood

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Khonsu kneeling with his hands raised in a gesture of prayer or adoration.