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Sandstone statue of Ramses II: the lower half of a standing statue of Ramses II holding a standard. The statue base is itself on a smaller plinth. The prenomen and nomen of Ramses II and epithets are incised on the king's skirt, the base of the statue, the standard, the back pillar and along the sides of the base together with the names of Hathor, lady of turquoise, and Thoth, lord of Punt, who are also named on the top of the base . On the left side of the statue behind the standard, the figure of Queen Bintanat is carved in sunk relief. Her name is wrongly written. Fragment A supplies the head for the figure of the queen and part of the back pillar. Fragment B is a portion of the standard with part of the prenomen and epithets.
Height: 74 centimetres
Weight: 167 kilograms
Width: 36.50 centimetres
Depth: 51 centimetres
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
- Bintanat was the daughter of Ramses II and Queen Isitnofret and was the king's eldest daughter. She is known from several monuments (H. Gauthier, ‘Le Livre des Rois d’Égypte' III, 102-3). Like her half-sister Merytamun, she was raised to the rank of queen possibly on the death of her mother. She was buried in Tomb 71 in the Valley of the Queens (B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' I (2) (Oxford: Clarendon Press), ii, 766-7).
W. M. F. Petrie, 'Researches in Sinai' (London, 1906), 128-9, pls. 136-7;
The British Museum, 'A guide to the Egyptian galleries (Sculpture)', (London, 1909), 162 (no. 587);
A. H. Gardiner, E. Peet & J. Černy, 'The Inscriptions of Sinai' I (2) (London, 1952) no. 263, pl. LXXII; II (London, 1955), 181 no. 263;
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' VII (Oxford: Clarendon Press) 357;
J. Vandier, 'Revue d'Égyptologie' 16 (1964), 82;
K.A. Kitchen, 'Ramesside Inscriptions' 2 (Oxford, 1979), 401-2.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008 Jul-Sep, Monaco, Grimaldi Forum, Reines de Egyptes
2015 July - September, Tokyo, National Museum, Queens of Egypt
2015 October - December, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Queens of Egypt
- The lower half of the statue is well preserved apart from some minor cracks on the base. The upper cartouche on the skirt is damaged. The upper half of the statue is lost with the exception of fragment A which is now joined to the lower half and fragment B. There are no traces of colour.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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