Regarded as representing the backbone of Osiris, it was placed on the vertebrae of the mummy to help them to support the body. Spell 155 in the Book of the Dead reads: “Resurrect, Osiris! Your spine has been given back to you!"
Byzantine-period dish painted with fishes and crosses
Small bracelet made of bone
Tusk with incised decoration
Drawing by Nicolosino
Bust of Ernesto Schiaparelli