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Fragment of a statue of Ramesses II

New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty 19
reign of Ramesses II
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
From Egypt
diam. 8.5 x l. 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles D. Kelekian, 1951
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
Part of a divine standard, this fragment belongs with a temple statue of Ramesses II (42.2.1). Visible on the shaft is part of an inscription stating that the king is dedicating a "cult object" to "his father," the god Amun-Re. See 65.114 for a complete example of this type of statue, in this case belonging to a non-royal person.
Donated by Charles D. Kelekian, 1951.

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