Golden Head of the God Osiris

In ancient Egypt, gold, silver and electrum were the metals of choice for making jewelry. Due to its brilliance and incorruptibility, gold was associated with the Sun and the concept of immortality (hence the decision to make the bodies of gods from gold). Silver was associated with the Moon, and was used for the bones

Detail of a wall painting depicts Osiris, Lord of the underworld, god of fertility, agriculture, the afterlife, the dead, resurrection, life, and vegetation.  New Kingdom, late 18th Dynasty, reign of Horemheb, ca. 1319-1292 BC. Tomb of Horemheb (KV57), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.