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Object Number:
69-29-1
Current Location:
Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Provenience:
Egypt
Abydos
Locus:
Portal Temple
Period:
New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Nineteenth Dynasty
Date Made:
1290-1224 BC
Early Date:
-1290
Late Date:
-1224
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Limestone
Pigment
Iconography:
Human Head
Ramesses II
Osiris
Description:
This is a fragmentary bust from one of a series of colossal figures that originally decorated the front of a row of rectangular pillars in the courtyard of a small temple at Abydos. The king is depicted mummiform in the style of the god Osiris. The king holds the symbols of kingship, the crook and flail, in his now missing hands. Since the figure was intended to tower over any human below, the eyes look down. Much of the original color remains.
Height:
171cm
Credit Line:
Penn-Yale Expedition to Abydos, Egypt
Other Number:
67-667   -   Field No SF

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 28
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[Article] O'Connor, David. 2014. The Last Partage Dividing Finds from the 1960s Excavations. Expedition. 56 (1): 1-64. : Page/Fig./Plate: 55
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[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 33/fig.3
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23/12
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