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Rhamses III leading army against an Asiatic race.

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1624908
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Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1884 - 1889
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON OX WARF-Anc
Topics
Archery -- Egypt
Ramses II, King of Egypt -- Monuments
Chariots -- To 499
Campaigns & battles -- To 499
Chariots -- Egypt -- To 499
Arms & armament -- Egypt -- To 499
War
Notes
Content : Pharaoh stands in his chariot at center and looses arrows at his enemies. He wears the helmet-like blue war crown. He would actually be driven by a charioteer into battle, but is shown here with the reins looped around his waist.

Content : Pharaoh's enemies are "Asiatics", the Egyptian term for peoples of the Middle East. They are shown dying and full of arrows among their wrecked chariots beneath the Pharaoh's hooves and wheels. Unlike the Egyptian two-man chariots, the Asiatic chariots (also visible on the bands above and below the main scene) have a three-man crew of driver, shield-bearer and warrior.

Source note: Monuments de l''Egypte et de la Nubie, d''àprès les dessins exécutés sur les lieux sous la direction de Champollion-le-jeune. (Paris : Didot, 1844-1889) Guizot, M. , Publisher. Thiers, M. , Publisher. Champollion, Jean François (1790-1832), Author.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 39.5 x 43.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 197e00d0-c5c0-012f-a2a7-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1884: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Rhamses III leading army against an Asiatic race." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1884 - 1889. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5500-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Rhamses III leading army against an Asiatic race." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 3, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5500-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1884 - 1889). Rhamses III leading army against an Asiatic race. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5500-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Rhamses III leading army against an Asiatic race.