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Kneeling Amenhotep III as the god Neferhotep

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There is more to this charming statuette of Amenhotep III than meets the eye. The king is wide-eyed, innocent-looking, and decidedly chubby, his bare chest revealing his baby fat. But despite his youthful appearance, Amenhotep III was no child when this statue was created, for it is one of a...

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By 1965: E. Filmer, Esq. collection; 1965: purchased by Horace L. Mayer from Sotheby & Co., London, lot 144B, November 29, 1965; 1966: lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer, June 14, 1966; 1968: to Mrs. Horace L. Mayer; 1971: given to the MFA by Mrs. Horace L. Mayer to the MFA, January 13, 1971. (Accession Date: December 29, 1970)

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.

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Height x width x depth: 13 x 3.8 x 5.3 cm (5 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite


The Ancient World