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Head of King Amenemhet III

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Despite its fragmentary condition, what remains of this sculpted head of King Amenemhat III displays the distinctive and powerful style of royal portraiture from the last few reigns of Dynasty 12. By the time Amenemhat took the throne, his predecessors had consolidated and strengthened royal...

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Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, south of Upper Defuffa K II. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, 1844–1797 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 8 x 13cm (4 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 5 1/8in.)

Accession Number

20.1213

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture