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Title
Rhamses III leading army against an Asiatic race.
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Warfare -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1884 - 1889
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
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
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 197e00d0-c5c0-012f-a2a7-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1884: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Rhamses III leading army against an Asiatic race." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1884 - 1889. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5500-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Rhamses III leading army against an Asiatic race." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 27, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5500-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1884 - 1889). Rhamses III leading army against an Asiatic race. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5500-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Rhamses III leading army against an Asiatic race.