The statues of goddesses Isis, Sekhmet and of Ramesses II

Egyptian Museum of Turin

The three sculptures were made by Vitaliano Donati in the temple of goddess Mut at Karnak (Thebes). Goddess Isis-Hathor (XVIII dynasty) is depicted with a solar disk between bovine horns, vengeful goddess Sekhmet (XVIII dynasty) with alion head, while Ramesses II, wearing the blue crown, sits on a throne with smaller-scale portraits of queen Nefertari and his son Amun-her-khepeshef by his side. This statue is the most famous portrait of the Pharaoh and it was especially appreciated and celebrated by French Egyptologist Jean François Champollion.