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Egyptian Bronze Triad (Osiris, Isis, Horus) c. Late Period,  664-30 BC

This triad represents the Osiris myth which is the most elaborate and influential story in ancient Egyptian mythology. It concerns the murder of the god Osiris, a primeval king of Egypt, and its consequences. Osiris’ murderer, his brother Set, usurps his throne. Meanwhile, Osiris’ wife Isis restores her husband’s body, allowing him to posthumously conceive a son with her. The remainder of the story focuses on Horus, the product of Isis and Osiris’ union, who is first a vulnerable child protected by his mother and then becomes Set’s rival for the throne. Their often violent conflict ends with Horus’ triumph, which restores order to Egypt after Set’s unrighteous reign and completes the process of Osiris’ resurrection. The myth, with its complex symbolism, is integral to the Egyptian conceptions of kingship and succession, conflict between order and disorder and, especially, death and the afterlife. It also expresses the essential character of each of the four deities at its center, and many elements of their worship in ancient Egyptian religion were derived from the myth.

The figure depicts Osiris, wearing the atef crown flanked by Horus the child, wearing the double crown with a sidelock and on the other side, Isis, surmounted by the sun disc with horns, shown standing on a hollow plinth, the front cast in relief with the child god squatting, flanked by Isis and Thoth in adoration, a panel on either side with falcon headed soul of Pe and jackal headed soul of Nekhen, the reverse of the plinth has panels with a lotus on stand and a human male figure, probably the deceased in jubilation posture, next to the square opening, an inscription giving the donor’s identity: ‘May Isis give life to Wedja-hor son of Pa-di-hor’, the short sides of the plinth with further souls of Pe and Nekhen.

Jackie Moore isn’t exactly unknown to soul music fans, but she’s not as well known as she should be. She recorded with great producers, had great songwriters feeding her material, and was an early beneficiary of the Philly Sound. Much of her work was unreleased at the time of recording, and some of her best stuff didn’t get the recognition it deserved. With the release of a double-disc of her recordings for Atlantic Records, Ed Ward has her story today.

NEW TRACKS: Steve G. Lover ft. Childish Gambino - “No Hookahs”

On Thursday, June 24, Steve G. Lover (a.k.a. Stephen Glover), brother of Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino), released a new mixtape called DJ Rhetorik Presents: Rich Black American. However, what got everyone really excited was the eleventh track on the 18-track mix, “No Hookahs,” which features Gambino. This came right after Gambino’s announcement of new music and an app called PHAROS, which details a three-day listening experience in Joshua Tree, California. Along with this announcement was a statement from Childish saying that these three days in September will be the only time in 2016 that he will be performing live. This is the first music we’ve gotten from Gambino since his 2014 release of the double-disc project, STN MTN/Kauai. This is not the first time the brothers have come together for a song, as Steve appears on Gambino’s tracks “II. Worldstar” from Because The Internet, “Poke” from Kauai, and “Asshots Remix” from STN MTN.

“No Hookahs” uses the beat from the 2014 Tyga and Young Thug song “Hookahs.” The track is only two-and-a-half minutes long, but both brothers deliver excellent lines throughout, and Gambino lets everyone know that he is still in the rap game after a years-long absence. While this sounds more like a song off of one of his first mixtapes, Childish has been known to be very experimental with his music, especially on his 2013’s Because The Internet. Very little has been revealed about his upcoming album and listening experience, so, personally, I think that his new music will be like nothing we have ever heard from him before.

-Madeline Smalley

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Fixie Pizza Cuter

We bet you have never seen a pizza cutter as fun and quirky as the one we are featuring today. The Fixie Pizza Cutter is a colourful depature from the usual, round, cold, stainless steel cutters. This cutter is named after the iconic Fixie bicycle and has two double sharp cut discs in the shape of bicycle wheels. It even has a mini-steering handlebar and a saddle.