About this object

The major part of an Egyptian alabaster rectangular base of a statue of Ramesses II, inscribed in hieroglyphs on three sides. On two sides the name and titulary of the king have been carved above figures of bound captives representing the 'Nine Bows', traditional enemies of Egypt, and other provinces. On the front of the block are the cartouches of Ramesses II flanked by his Horus names, the vulture goddess Nekhbet of Upper Egypt offers the ankh-sign of life on one side, on the opposite side the cobra goddess Wadjet of Lower Egypt does the same. The enemies of Ramesses are listed as the Haut-Nebu, Shat, Upper Egypt, Sekhet Iam, Lower Egypt, Pedjtie-shu, Tjehenu, Iwntiw-seti, Mentiw of Asia and the wretched Hatti.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1279 BC - 1213 BC (Dynasty 19: Reign of Ramesses II)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Alabaster
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from J. Möger, 1966
  • Collector
    Johan Möger
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Antiniopolis
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    302 mm x 357 mm x 635 mm
  • Note
    Recorded as being from el Sheikh Abada (in Roman times called Antinoopolis).
  • Related people
    Johan Möger (Collector, previous owner)
  • Related documents/media

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Previous owners

  • Johan Möger

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1966
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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