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Head of Amenhotep III (?)

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Head of limestone statuette of an aged king wearing the blue crown, possibly Amenhotep III; surface is dark brown; broken at neck; nose and ears battered. Possibly made under his son and successor, Amenhotep IV. Traces of gilt detected on forehead band and near one ear; faint hints of reddish...

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Provenance

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 III, 1390–1352 B.C.

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Dimensions

Height x width: 4 x 3 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1506

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture