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Head of Amenhotep II

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Fragament of statue of King Amenhotep II; part of left side of face only; back of head and part of right side missing; shown wearing the nemes headcloth/crown with a uraeus cobra on forehead; nose, chin and uraeus battered.


By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II, 1427–1400 B.C.

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Height x width: 24.5 x 16.8 cm (9 5/8 x 6 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Red quartzite


The Ancient World