Head of Amenhotep III Wearing the White Crown

New Kingdom

Not on view

This small-scale head depicts pharaoh Amenhotep III wearing the white crown, adorned with an uraeus. Its facial features identify him as Amenhotep III. The size and the style of the sculpture are reminiscent of the shabtis made for Amenhotep III’s burial in the Valley of Kings (KV 22), however the remains of a back pillar on the rear right side of the crown point towards another purpose. This fragmentary head should rather be related to the small three-dimensional representations of Amenhotep III that were produced in a variety of materials as votive offerings in temples or as cult figures.

Head of Amenhotep III Wearing the White Crown, Granite

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