The Egyptians believed in eternal life after death that they would lead in the hereafter. They imagined it as a reflection of life on earth, but without any physical or material hardships. To be admitted into this next world, the deceased had to pass a judgement of the dead by the god Osiris, where it was examined whether his or her life had been lived according to moral standards.
In the Ptolemaic period, a wreath of plant material, in this case wrapped rushes, served as a symbol of a successfully passed Judgement of Osiris. It is known as the crown of justification.
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