Amenhotep III in the Blue Crown
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Amenhotep III
- ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
- Possibly from Memphite Region; From Egypt
- h. 35 cm (13 3/4 in); face only: h. 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in); w. 12.6 cm (4 15/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1956
- Accession Number:
The facial features of this head of Amenhotep III show the stylistic elements of his later representations: highly arched brows, elongated almond-shaped eyes, and full, sharply outlined lips. The Blue Crown (called the khepresh) was apparently the king's preferred royal headdress and is worn by him in many of his statues and reliefs.