This schist statue of the god Osiris was dedicated for him by the chief scribe Psammetik. It shows the god Osiris in his traditional form of a mummy, covered in a close-fitting garment and wearing his famous Atef crown.
The base of the statue is decorated with the offering formula dedicated to Osiris by the scribe Psammetik. According to the legend of Isis and Osiris, Osiris was killed by his brother Seth. Through the magical powers of Osiris' sister and wife, Isis, their son Horus was born to avenge his father and regain the throne of Egypt.
Thus, Osiris became the god of the dead. He was worshiped throughout Egypt, especially at Abydos, where many sanctuaries and monuments were erected in his honor.