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Fragmentary head of Amenhotep III

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This is the head of a gray granite statue of Amenhotep III wearing the nemes headdress (right portion missing). It stood between the legs of a ram sphinx. The uraeus is mostly missing, and also, the right ear is missing. The back pillar is 6.6 cm. wide. The eyes were left uncarved so that...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B 501. Unregistered at time of excavations.1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. [Expedition dates:] 1921

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1570–1293 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 15.2 x 13.5 x 14 cm (6 x 5 5/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.11853

Medium or Technique

Pink gray granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture