Statue of Prince Khaemwaset, British Museum

Statue of Prince Khaemwaset, the high priest of Ptah, 19th dynasty

Khaemweset (also given as Khaemwaset, Khaemwise, Khaemuas, Setem Khaemwaset, c. 1281-c.1225 BCE) was the fourth son of Ramesses II (1279-1213 BCE) and his queen Isetnefret.

He was High Priest of Ptah at Memphis during his father’s reign, presided over the burial of the Apis Bull, oversaw the construction of the Serapeum at Saqqara, and was named Crown Prince by Ramesses II.

Details

Date created: 1260 BCE
Physical Dimensions: Height: 138.00cm (max); Width: 43.10cm (max); Depth: 55.00cm (max)
Location: British Museum
Technique: incised
Registration number: 1866,1113.1
Place: Asyut, Egypt
Period: 19th Dynasty
Material: quartzite; sandstone conglomerate

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