Visit the Tomb of Harwa
The trompe-l'oeil

The image of Osiris sculpted on the rear wall of the shrine is visible from the entrance of the first  pillared hall.  Thus the god appears much farther away than it actually is. This optical illusion is a devise to postpone the moment of death, an inevitable and necessary passage to rejoin the god.








Click on the image of Osiris to return to the 
visit of the tomb

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