H. 52.1 cm (20 1/2 in)
weight 24.9 kg (55 lbs); with mount 27.7 kg (61lbs) [Apr. 2001]
Rogers Fund, 1907
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
This head of the great state god of the New Kingdom, Amun (or Amun-Re), recognizable by his tall cap and double plumes, has a cool, somewhat uncompromising mien. The break at the right side indicates that the head belonged to a group statue, which may have included the king, most likely Tutankhamun.
Purchased from Maurice Nahman, Cairo, 1907.
Lythgoe, Albert M. 1907. "Recent Egyptian Acquisitions." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 12 (December), p. 195.