The wood sculpture, standing approximately 2 meters high, was uncovered in the Tomb of Ramesses I in the Valley of the Kings. It is believed to be a sculpture of Ramesses I, and was originally covered at least in part with gold foil. The standing depiction dates back to around 1300 B.C. and displays the figure, assumed to be a critical entity of that time, with royal symbols such as a nemes headdress adorned with a Uraeus (an emblem of a cobra).

In terms of the tomb functionining for the resurrection of the king, this sculpture may have served as an embodied new life for the pharaoh in his transition to become like Ra. The statue offers significant historical and religious insights, symbolizing Ramesses I's concise but noteworthy reign, his confirmation as a ruler, and reverence towards Amun-Ra.

British Museum
Tomb of Ramesses I