From: Egypt | Abydos

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number 69-29-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Abydos
Site Name Abydos
Locus RP 7ES
Period New Kingdom | Eighteenth Dynasty | Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made 1290-1224 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Limestone | Pigment
Iconography Human Head | Ramesses II | Osiris

This is a fragmentary bust from one of a series of colossal figures that originally decorated the front of a row of rectangular pillars in the courtyard of a small temple at Abydos. The king is depicted mummiform in the style of the god Osiris. The king holds the symbols of kingship, the crook and flail, in his now missing hands. Since the figure was intended to tower over any human below, the eyes look down. Much of the original color remains.

Height 171 cm
Length 0 cm
Width 119.38 cm
Depth 60.96 cm
Credit Line Penn-Yale Expedition to Abydos, Egypt; David O'Connor and William Kelly Simpson, 1969
Other Number 67-667 - Field No SF

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