Statue of King Ramesses IV

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 July 2016
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The statue shows the king offering pots of water or wine. Based on parallel statues, large parts have been restored in modern times, including the hands, posts, and knees. Cartouches enclosing Ramesses' birth and throne names appear on his shoulders, on the belt, and in the texts on the base and back-pillar. The back-pillar also mentions the supreme god Amun-Ra. The likeliest origin of the statue is the god's vast temple at Karnak, where Ramesses IV contributed to the decoration of the Great Hypostyle Hall. 20th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses IV, circa 1153-1147 BCE. Perhaps from Thebes, perhaps from Karnak, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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