Drawing of a Ramesside King and Two Standing Figures, Limestone, ink

Drawing of a Ramesside King and Two Standing Figures

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19–20
Date:
ca. 1295–1070 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Davis excavations, before 1913
Medium:
Limestone, ink
Dimensions:
26 x 22.5 x 3.5 cm (10 1/4 x 8 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1914
Accession Number:
14.6.191
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
Limestone flakes like this one were decorated with sketches, or inscribed with literary and funerary texts. This piece has two drawings of standing figures superimposed over the profile of a Ramesside king.
Excavated by Theodore M. Davis, 1912–13 and acquired in the division of finds. Donated to the Museum by Davis, 1914.