Ramesses III and Prince Amenherkhepeshef before Hathor

Artist: Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)

Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside

Dynasty: Dynasty 20

Reign: reign of Ramesses III

Date: Original ca. 1184–1153 B.C.

Geography: Original from Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Queens, Tomb of Amenherkhepeshef (QV 55), MMA graphic expedition 1933

Medium: Paper, tempera paint, ink

Dimensions: facsimile: h. 94.5 cm (37 3/16 in); w. 64.5 cm (25 3/8 in)
scale about 2:5
framed: h. 87.3 cm (34 3/8 in); w. 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in)

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1933

Accession Number: 33.8.7


This facsimile copies a scene in the tomb of Prince Amenherkhepeshef in the Valley of the Queens. It shows the prince following his father, Ramesses III, who is led by the goddess Hathor. Amenherkhepeshef wears a sidelock of hair, symbolic of youth. The king wears an elaborate garment with a feather pattern and long sashes.