Amun and Amunet Dyad

Describes the following features:
  • 6th Pylon and Court

  • Associated with the following rulers:
  • Tutankhamen

  • Deals with the following topics:
  • Statuary and Stelae

  • Author(s): C. Zarnoch, E. Sullivan

    Description: This standing dyad originally depicted a striding Amun (left) and his female counterpart, Amunet (right, now completely destroyed). As was typical in New Kingdom statuary, the god has similar facial features to the reigning king (here, Tutankhamen). Amun wears his traditional double plumed crown, while Amunet likely wore a crown topped with an ostrich feather, one of her divine symbols.

    Provenance: the court of the 6th pylon
    Person: Amun and Amunet, from the reign of Tutankhamen
    Date: Dynasty 18, New Kingdom (1336-1327 BCE)
    Material: Red sandstone
    Functional Comments:
    Dimensions: H: around 6m
    Current Location: In situ at Karnak Temple


    Porter, B. and R. Moss (1929). Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs, and paintings: The Theban temples. Oxford, Clarendon Press. pp. 34.

    Schwaller de Lubicz, R. A. (1999). The temples of Karnak. London, Thames & Hudson. pp. 615-616.