Description King Ramesses II wears a headdress combining the royal nemes head cloth, with the double-crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Note the king's royal beard, considered to be an attribute of the gods. Kings wore false beards (held in place by a cord) to portray themselves as living gods. The inscribed belt buckle contains the hieroglyphs forming his throne name, User-Maat-Re Setep-en-Re. The king would have had five names in total, this name and three others acquired when he assumed the throne, and Ramesses, his birth name. To his right, another figure was once placed, most likely a god or goddess.
|5/12/1959||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation; coated|
|3/02/1971||Treatment||reconstructed; loss compensation|
|6/16/1994||Treatment||technical study; cleaned; stabilized|
|5/31/2000||Treatment||examined for technical study; cleaned; loss compensation|
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [as from Upper Egypt]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925
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