The Egyptians believed in eternal life which they would lead in the hereafter. They imagined this world to be a mirror image of life on earth, but without any physical or material needs. To be admitted into this next world, the deceased has to pass the judgement of the dead by the god Osiris. It is examined whether life was conducted according to moral standards.
Plant material (in this case rush stems) woven into a wreath were a symbol for a successfully passed judgement of the dead during the Ptolemaic period.
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