Statue of Ramesses II as a child protected by the God Horun

Artefact Details

Gallery number: 10 – Ground Floor

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II (1479-1458 BC)

Size: Height: 231 cm

Place of discovery: Tanis, San el-Hagar

Material: Granodiorite

This statue represents Ramesses II as a child (mes), naked, with his finger on his lips, wearing a lock of hair (known as the side-lock of youth) to the right side of his head, surmounted by a sun disk (ra) and his left-hand grasps a rush (su). The King is under the protection of a falcon god called Horun, a deity from the mountains of Lebanon associated with the god Hamakhis «Horus of the Horizon». This statue is a monumental transposition on the stone of the name of king Ramesu.