Egypt Picture - King Ramesses is Given Life by Horus

King Ramesses is Given Life by Horus

King Ramesses is Given Life by Horus


Roger Wood


King Ramesses is Given Life by Horus


In the mortuary temple of Ramesses II at Abydos. The king wears the blue 'war-helmet' and an elaborate coat of mail, consisting of perforated leather with falcon's wings, probably of chased metal, folded over his breast; over all he is clothed in a transparent pleated garment. He is tenderly embraced by Horus, who has turned to hold the ankh, the symbol of life, to his nose. The king's flesh retains the ruddy complexion that was conventional for male figures; women were painted in paler, yellowish flesh tones.

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