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Object Number: 69-29-1
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Abydos
Locus: Portal Temple
Period: New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1290-1224 BC
Early Date: -1290
Late Date: -1224
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Pigment
Iconography:Human Head
Ramesses II
Osiris
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

Description

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.


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[Book] Wegner, Josef W. & Wegner, Jennifer H. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia. 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 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. 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 23/12View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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