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Statue

Object Number:
E15727
Current Location:
Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Provenience:
Egypt
Period:
New Kingdom
Twentieth Dynasty
Date Made:
1187-1156 BC
Early Date:
-1187
Late Date:
-1156
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Limestone
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Ramesses III
Consort?
Wadjet
Nekhbet
Description:
The youthful king depicted in this statue is identified as Ramses III in several of the inscriptions that are carved on its surface. Ramses III was the last of a long line of powerful military pharaohs beginning with Tuthmosis III, who reigned earlier in the Eighteenth Dynasty. The figure has a false beard and wears a short wig that ends at his broad collar. His name appears mid-chest and the two protective deities, Wadjet and Nekhbet, flank the left and the right sides. His diadem is a simple band with a rearing cobra. A belt with a cartouche encircling his name is atop his short pleated kilt, and a dagger with a double-headed falcon with solar disk is tucked under it. His left hand and arm support a lioness-headed staff that he holds in place next to him. On the king’s left side are the remains of the upper part of a figure wearing a tall crown, perhaps a consort, a prince, or a queen. The full titulary of Ramses III is carved on his staff. The back pillar of the statue originally had a similar inscription.
Height:
165.1cm
Width:
45.72cm
Depth:
45.72cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from R. Haase

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