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Head from monumental statue problably from Amenhotep III. Eg

Head from monumental statue problably from Amenhotep III. Eg


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Head from monumental statue problably from Amenhotep III. Eg

Head from monumental red granite statue of an egyptian king wearing the double crown. Probably Amenhotep III. Around 1390 BC. 18th Dynasty. New Kingdom. From the temple of Mut, Karnak, Thebes. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

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1390 Amenhotep Bust Colossal Double Dynasty Granite Karnak Lower Monumental Pharaoh Ruler Symbol Thebes 14th Upper


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This head, carved from red granite, is believed to originate from a monumental statue of the Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled during the 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom, around 1390 BC. The intricately detailed portrait showcases the pharaoh in his regal splendor, wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. This symbol of divine authority and royal power is a testament to Amenhotep III's status as a powerful ruler. The head, now preserved in the British Museum in London, United Kingdom, was once part of a colossal statue, likely housed in the Temple of Mut at Karnak in Thebes. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Mut, was a significant religious and cultural center during the New Kingdom. The head's intricate features, including the delicately carved facial features and the well-preserved double crown, provide a glimpse into the artistic mastery of ancient Egyptian sculptors. The head's age and provenance make it an invaluable piece of ancient history, offering insights into the artistic and cultural achievements of the Egyptian civilization during the 14th century BC. The head's preservation is a testament to the skill and care of ancient craftsmen, as well as the efforts of modern-day conservators. Today, it stands as a reminder of the enduring legacy of the ancient Egyptians, their art, and their rich history.

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