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Relief of Ramesses IX

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 20
Reign:
reign of Ramesses IX
Date:
ca. 1126–1108 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 45 cm (17 11/16 in); w. 57 cm (22 7/16 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Frederick P. Huntley Bequest, 1959
Accession Number:
59.51a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
Ramesses IX is shown seated at left within a shrine, facing a hymn of praise in his honor. The inscription likens the king to the creator gods Ra and Khnum. The rather summary carrying of the stela and the uneven phrasing of the text illustrate the decline of Ramesside art in the late 20th Dynasty.
Purchased by the Museum from Nicholas Koutoulakis, Geneva, 1959.

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