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Head of Amun

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Tutankhamun
Date:
ca. 1336–1327 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Karnak
Medium:
Granodiorite
Dimensions:
H. 52.1 cm, weight 24.9 kg (20 1/2 in., 55 lb.); with mount 27.7 kg (61lbs) [Apr. 2001]
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.35
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.

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