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Object Number:69-29-1
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies Gallery)
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Site Name/Number: Abydos
Locus: RP 7ES
Period: New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1290-1224 BCE
Early Date: -1290
Late Date: -1224
Iconography:Human Head
Ramesses II
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


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.


[Book] Wegner, Jennifer H., and Wegner, Josef W. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. pg. 239 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 220/8.50View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] O'Connor, David B. 2014. "The Last Partage Dividing Finds from the 1960s Excavations". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 56. no. 1. pg. 1-64 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 55View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. Cornell University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 33/fig.3View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 23/12View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Winegrad, Dilys P. 1993. Through Time, Across Continents.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 32, fig. 29View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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