Category: pharaoh

Ptolemy XII and HorusRelief depicting Ptolem…

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 depi…

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 IThe statue …

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.

This

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.

Khafre Enthroned Diorite statue of Khafre, …

Khafre Enthroned

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…

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, po…

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 …

Monumental pharaoh statue

A 17-foot tall

quartzite

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 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.

Head of Senusret III

Head of

Senusret III

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 IIUpper part of a statue…

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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