Josh-Sessoms-Art-Ramesu-II-Neith.jpg

Date: 2016
Medium: Colored Pencil
Dimensions: 18"x24" (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

Ramesu II, also known as Ramesses the Great, was pharaoh of Kemet (Egypt) from 1279–1213 BCE. He led many military campaigns against the invaders and enemies of Kemet (Egypt). The throne name of Ramesu II is Usermaatre Setepenre. He commissioned the building of a large number of temples during his reign - the most notable being the Great Temple of Ramesu II and the Temple of Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Nefertari was the Hemet Nesut Weret (Great Royal Wife) of Ramesu.

Neith is the Kemetic netert (goddess) of war, hunting and wisdom. She is often shown wearing the Deshret (red crown of Lower Kemet ) on her head and holding weapons. The Deshret symbolizes royalty, leadership and deification. Neith is also known as the "Opener of the Paths".