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Object Number: 69-29-1
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Portal Temple
Period: New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1290-1224 BC
Early Date: -1290
Late Date: -1224
Iconography:Human Head
Ramesses II
Height: 171cm
Width: 119.38cm
Depth: 60.96cm
Credit Line:Penn-Yale Expedition to Abydos, Egypt; David O'Connor and William Kelly Simpson, 1969
Other Number67-667 - 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, Josef W. & Wegner, Jennifer H. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia. 239. : Page/Fig./Plate: 220/8.50View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] O'Connor, David. 2014. The Last Partage Dividing Finds from the 1960s Excavations. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 56 (1): 1-64. : Page/Fig./Plate: 55View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 33/fig.3View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23/12View Objects cited in this Publication

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