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Object Number:E635
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Heracleopolis
Locus: Vestibule of the Temple of Herishef
Period: New Kingdom
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1292 - 1190 BC
Early Date: -1293
Late Date: 1292 - 1190 BC
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Quartzite
Iconography:Ramesses II
Height: 243.84 Centimeters/Inches
Length: 149 Centimeters/Inches
Width: 74 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, Subscription of Mrs. John Harrison, 1892
Other Number:ES635 - Original Number

Description

Heroic seated statue of Ramses II. Enthroned king has traces of red on flesh and wears blue / yellow striped Nemes headddress. Deep cut inscriptions on the throne and base bear the names and titles of Ramses II: on the base he is said to be beloved of Herishef; perhaps usurped by Ramses II from an earlier statue of the Middle Kingdom. Throne bears traces of ancient carving error. The carver put signs the wrong way round on the left side of the throne and covered his mistake with plaster filling; cut 2 new signs over it facing in the correct direction. Plaster was mistakenly picked out once it was on display at museum, exposing error.


Bibliography:

[Book] Wegner, Josef W. & Wegner, Jennifer H. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia. 239.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Naville. Ahnas el Medineh.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Petrie, William M. Roman Ehnasya.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Miller, Philippus. A Statue of Ramesses II in the University Museum, Philadelphia. 25.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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