Funerary Mask of the Overseeer of Builders Amenhotep
reign of Thutmose III
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
h. 50 cm (19 11/16 in); w. 42 cm (16 9/16 in); d. 45.7 cm (18 in)
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Not on view
This mask was made for a man named Amenhotep who was an overseer of builders. Several small fragments of papyrus are stuck to the front surface of the mask. These come from a Book of the Dead papyrus that also belonged to Amenhotep. Two leaves of this papyrus (30.8.70a and 30.8.70b) are also displayed in gallery 117, as is the mask of a woman who was probably Amenhotep's wife (30.8.68).
Theodore M. Davis Collection, purchased in Luxor, 1890. Davis Collection bequeathed to the Museum, 1915; accessioned, 1930.