Ramses II at Battle of Kadesh Riding Chariot Egyptian Statue
The most celebrated of all Pharaohs, Ramses II is well known for the length of his Egyptian reign, the numerous temples he built and his military campaigns, such as the Battle of Kadesh. At this famous battle, Ramses II, facing the army of Muwattali, King of the Hittites, found himself surrounded by 2500 Hittite Charioteers with only his personal bodyguard to help him. As the enemy closed in around him, Pharaoh leaped into his chariot, tied the reins around his waist to leave his hands free, sent forth a great cry for help to Amun and charged six times against the Hittites, finally breaking through and winning the battle. Ramses died at the age of 85 after ruling Egypt for 67 years.
This statue is adapted from an original wall relief in the Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt. Dynasty XIX, 1255 B.C.
Ramses II at Battle of Kadesh Riding Chariot Egyptian Statue is made from bonded bronze (cast bronze powder and resin), light color details, 11 7/8"L.