Artist's Sketch of Ramesses IV

New Kingdom, Ramesside

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124

This small artist's sketch shows a king, probably Ramesses IV, in the conventional style of the late New Kingdom wearing the blue crown. A student scribe has made a less than successful attempt to copy the profile on the same limestone flake. The sketch was found in front of the tomb of Ramesses IV in the Valley of the Kings.

Artist's Sketch of Ramesses IV, Limestone, ink

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