Head of Ramesses III

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III
1187–1156 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Karnak, Mut precinct, temple of R

Dimensions

Overall: 77.5 x 68 x 53.5 cm, 800 kg (30 1/2 x 26 3/4 x 21 1/16 in., 1763.7 lb.) Block (Rolling steel pedestal with four wheels / wooden skirts): 152.4 x 89.5 x 81.3 cm (60 x 35 1/4 x 32 in.)

Accession Number

75.10

Medium or Technique

Granite

On View

Egypt: Sculpture and Tomb Chapels (Gallery 209)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This head of a king from a colossal statue wears the Upper Egyptian crown with uraeus.

Provenance

From Thebes, Karnak, Mut precinct, temple of Ramessess III, east statue. 1835: collected by John Lowell with permission of the Egyptian government (Lowell diary); 1875: given to the MFA by John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell.
(Accession Date: March 18, 1875)

Credit Line

Gift of heirs of Francis Cabot Lowell