Bust of King Ramesses II

This bust of Ramesses II closely resembles a statue of Ramesses in the Egyptian Museum of Turin. However, the Cairo piece wears a long wig, rather than the Blue Khepresh Crown worn by the Turin statue. A uraeus can be seen at the king’s forehead, and he is shown with a young face, and a slight smile. His nose is missing. Below, he wears a collar composed of five rows of beads, and a tight pleated robe.

Bust of King Ramesses II
Bust of King Ramesses II

New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279-1213 BC. Black granite, from Tanis. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. CG 616

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