From: Egypt | Heracleopolis

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E635
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Heracleopolis
Locus Vestibule of the Temple of Herishef
Period New Kingdom | Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made 1292 - 1190 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Quartzite
Iconography Ramesses II

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.

Height 243.84 cm
Length 149 cm
Width 74 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, Subscription of Mrs. John Harrison, 1892
Other Number ES635 - Original Number

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