The ancient Egyptians adorned their homes as well as their temples, tombs and alters with similar statues, paying homage to one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt, Osiris.
Osiris symbolizes hope for eternal life. Osiris was both the god of fertility and the embodiment of the dead and resurrected king. He was considered the god and primary judge of the underworld. The ancient Egyptians honored him as a dead king, a former ruler who was brought back from the dead after being murdered by his brother Seth, the god of war, chaos and storms.