In search of Osiris
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|Missing genitals on the statues were replaced with ones made of white clay. They were removed by the former students of Royal Academy in the 80s as a statement of feminism.
Osiris is a name of an Egyptian god, and according to the myth, he was killed by his brother. His body was mutilated into fourteen pieces and scattered all over the land. His wife, Isis sought around and recovered every bit apart from his genital, which was eaten by a fish thereafter considered taboo by the Egyptians.