Inscribed Base of a Royal Statue
- New Kingdom, Ramesside
- Dynasty 19–20
- ca. 1295–1070 B.C.
- From Egypt
- Gray porphyritic diorite
- l. 39 cm (15 3/8 in); w. 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in); h. 15 cm (5 7/8 in)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Albert Gallatin, 1956
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Atop this statue base are preserved two sandaled feet from the statue of a king, shown trampling on the nine bows that symbolized the traditional enemies of Egypt. "All lands and all foreign countries are under the feet" of this king, according to the inscription, which also invokes for him life, dominion, health and joy.
Between the two feet are traces of a support, perhaps for an offering table that would have been held by the king. Visible in back is the bottom of a pillar on which one hieroglyph is still visible.