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Figure of Ramesses II From a Group Statue
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Figure of Ramesses II From a Group Statue

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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.
Date Description Narrative
5/12/1959Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated
3/02/1971Treatmentreconstructed; loss compensation
6/16/1994Treatmenttechnical study; cleaned; stabilized
5/05/1997Examinationtechnical study
5/31/2000Treatmentexamined 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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ca. 1250 BCE (New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, reign of Ramesses II)
Aswan granite or peridotite
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H: 17 1/2 x W: 5 1/2 x D: 3 3/4 in. (44.5 x 14 x 9.5 cm); H including base: 21 1/16 in. (53.5 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)


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