Ptolemy XII and Horus
Relief depicting Ptolemy XII
and god Horus. Ptolemy
(117-50 BC) was a pharaoh of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Ancient Egypt.
He was commonly known as Auletes, referring to the king’s love of playing the flute in Dionysian festivals.
Detail of a wall carving from the Double Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo.
Relief of Ramesses II
Detail of a relief depicting head of Ramesses II wearing khepresh, the blue crown or war crown. As with many other royal crowns, a uraeus (cobra) was hooked to the front of the khepresh. Temple of Luxor.
Ka statue of king Hor Awibre, Hor I
The statue was excavated in 1894 in the tomb of king Hor that was found by a team of excavators under the direction of Jacques de Morgan. The tomb is located north of the pyramid complex of Amenemhat III at Dahshur.
rare life-size wooden statue
of king Hor Awibre has the hieroglyphic symbol for the Ka two raised arms above his head, emphasizing its purpose.
The king wears a tripartite wig that emphasizes his ears, and a long false beard. His eyes are made of bronze, rock crystal and white quartz, producing a very realistic effect.
Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty, ca. 1777-1775 BC. The statue is now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Diorite statue of Khafre, king of the 4th Dynasty in the Old Kingdom in Egypt (around 2500 BC). It is now located in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Ramesses II of Egypt
Pharoah Ramesses II of Egypt and his lions.
Illustration by Angus McBride (British, 1931-2007)
Bust of Amarna King
Bust of Amarna a king, possibly
Smenkhkare or Tutankhamun, Limestone.
Amarna Period, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Neues Museum, Berlin.
Monumental pharaoh statue
A 17-foot tall
statue of king Tutankhamun. Orignally from the Temple of Aye and Horemheb, ca. 1334 BC. Medinet Habu, West Thebes.
Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago, 1935
Relief of Ramesses I
Relief depicting Ramesses I, founder of the 19th Dynasty of ancient Egypt, father of Seti I and grandfather of Ramesses II.
Detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Ramesses I (KV16). New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses I, ca. 1292-1290 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.
From Deir el-Bahari, West Thebes. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, reign of Senusret III, ca.1878-1839 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Statue of Amenhotep II
Upper part of a statue of the king Amenhotep II.
Quartzite, from Wad Ban Naqa, Sudan. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep II, ca. 1427-1401 BC. Now in the Neues Museum, Berlin.
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