Sarcophagus of Wahibreemakhet

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Beard

Osiris – RMO – [AB 15a](https://hdl.handle.net/21.12126/1128)

Osiris – RMO – AB 15a

Wahibreemakhet is wearing a braided divine beard. This beard identifies him with Osiris, the king of the underworld (see image). The inscription on this sarcophagus also identifies Wahibreemakhet with Osiris, calling him Osiris Wahibreemakhet. By associating himself with Osiris, Wahibreemakhet seeks to ensure life after death. R. Wilkinson, The complete gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt (New York, 2003), 122. More about the myth of Osiris in a later step.