2013/10/04

Royal pectoral of Ramesses III

Royal pectoral of Ramesses III


This gilded bronze pectoral with inlay of coloured faience depicts the sed-festival of Ramesses III. In the middle, one notices the king, dressed in an atef-crown, at the knees the  heb-sign, which signified "festival", before the god Amun-Re sitting on a cubic seat.

Royal pectoral of Ramesses III

Royal pectoral of Ramesses III



 The sovereign, who is accompanied by the A HREF="God" > goddess  Mut, takes the sign of the sed-festival which hangs from a curved baton held by Amun-Re. The scene is surmounted by a border with seven uraei wearing a solar disk and is flanked by two crowned uraei.