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Egyptian - FIgure of Ramesses II From a Group Statue - Walters 22114 - Back

Egyptian - FIgure of Ramesses II From a Group Statue - Walters 22114 - Back

 
 
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King Ramesses II wears a headdress combining the royal nemes head cloth, with the double-crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Note the king's royal beard, considered to be an attribute of the gods. Kings wore false beards (held in place by a cord) to portray themselves as living gods. The inscribed belt buckle contains the hieroglyphs forming his throne name, User-Maat-Re Setep-en-Re. The king would have had five names in total, this name and three others acquired when he assumed the throne, and Ramesses, his birth name. To his right, another figure was once placed, most likely a god or goddess.

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