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3D modeling: Ling-Fei Lin (Supervisor: Mohamed Abdelaziz) Brooklyn Museum 39.423
Stela of Ramesses II
Photos for modeling: Steve Vinson, Chris Davidson, Ling-Fei Lin. 28 June 2019
CULTURES Nubian; Egyptian
DATES ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E.
DYNASTY: 19th Dynasty
PERIOD: New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 66 5/16 x 34 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.”
Description: This stela commemorates Ramesses II’s presentation of statues to a temple of Amun-Re. The arrangement of scenes and texts conveys the Egyptians’ conception of their state. Heaven appears at the top, with the gods beneath it. The text links the divine and human realms, while the terrestrial home of the populace is at the bottom.
The upper register shows Amun-Re, the principal god of Egypt during the New Kingdom, presenting symbols of kingship to Ramesses II. The text specifies the king’s five names, emphasizing his more-than-human qualities. The lowest register contains lapwing birds that represent the populace praising the king (Brooklyn Museum)