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Object Number:E635
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies Gallery)
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Vestibule of the Temple of Herishef
Period: New Kingdom
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1292 - 1190 BC
Early Date: -1293
Late Date: -1189
Iconography:Ramesses II
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


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.


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