Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The color and style of this relief strongly suggest not only that it came from the temple of Ramesses II at Abydos but also that it was carved in the first two years of his reign, perhaps by the same artists who decorated the adjacent temple of his predecessor, Seti I. The aquiline nose and the fat folds on the throat are particularly characteristic of Nineteenth Dynasty relief. Ramesses is shown with arms raised in a gesture of offering or worship.
ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E.
15 × 3 × 17 in., 48.5 lb. (38.1 × 7.6 × 43.2 cm, 22kg) (show scale)
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Ramses II, ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 15 × 3 × 17 in., 48.5 lb. (38.1 × 7.6 × 43.2 cm, 22kg). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 11.670. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.670_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.11.670_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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Fragmentary head of Rameses II in painted sunk relief, limestone - Nemes headdress with uraeus and ceremonial beard. Preserved from top of head to shoulders.
Condition: Fair. Numerous chips on surface. Portions stained. Good workmanship.
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