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Head of Sethi I
New Kingdom, Dynasty XIX, Sethi I (1289-1278 B.C.)
Black granite

In this portrait, Sethi I is wearing the blue crown with the uraeus in the center; it is thickly marked by a spiral pattern that evokes the metal studs of the original decoration. A recent study has allowed to approach this head with the fragment of a statue of pharaoh, found in Grottaferrata, and to reconstruct the seated image of the king, dressed in ceremonial dress and recognizable through the cartouche on the dorsal column.

Inventory: Inv. MB 21

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