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Ramesseion à Thèbes. Colosse de Rhamsès

Accession Number
1980/1.205

Title
Ramesseion à Thèbes. Colosse de Rhamsès

Artist(s)
Pascal Sebah

Artist Nationality
Turkish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1880

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
14 in x 17 in (35.56 cm x 43.18 cm)

Credit Line
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Subject matter
In this photograph of the mortuary temple of Ramses II the Great, four colossal statues of the New Kingdom pharaoh in mummified form stand attached to four stone piers. Other columns as well as various carved stone debris surround this sculptural group, all amid mostly flat, rocky terrain. Three of the four statues are headless, though a large stone fragment carved into the shape of a head lies on the ground near the lower-left corner.      

Physical Description
A grouping of columns and figural sculptures stands amid other ruins and stone debris in a mostly flat, rocky landscape. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Ramses
Ruins
Thebes
colossi
column figures
columns
columns (architectural elements)
cultural landscapes
ruins
statue
temples (buildings)
travel photography

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