Striding Statues of Ramesses III

Describes the following features:
  • Ramesses III Temple

  • Associated with the following rulers:
  • Ramesses III

  • Deals with the following topics:
  • Statuary and Stelae

  • Author(s): C. Zarnoch, E. Sullivan

    Description: These two striding statues of Ramesses III portray the king in heroic glory, with a muscular body and slim waist. In both images, the king wears the nemes headdress with a “double crown” (mostly broken on the statue to the right). The bases of these works are inscribed with images of captive peoples, labeled with the names of lands the king claimed to have conquered.

    Provenance: Fronting the first pylon of the Ramesses III Temple in the temple’s first court
    Person: Ramesses III
    Date: Dynasty 20, New Kingdom (1184-1153 BCE)
    Material: Red sandstone
    Functional Comments:
    Dimensions: H: 6m
    Current Location: In situ at Karnak Temple


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