Fragment of Queen Ahmose-Merytamun Statue

Describes the following features:
  • 8th Pylon

  • Associated with the following rulers:
  • Amenhotep I

  • Deals with the following topics:
  • Statuary and Stelae

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

    Description: This statue fragment depicts a queen in a Hathoric wig (associated with the goddess Hathor) with a royal ureaus (striking snake) on her brow. She is represented youthfully, with a slim torso and a slight smile upon her lips, features characteristic of the first half of New Kingdom.

    Provenance: Found in excavations around base of the 8th Pylon (the lower portion still in situ)
    Person: Queen Ahmose-Merytamun, from the reign of Amunhotep I
    Date: Dynasty 18, New Kingdom (1525-1504 BCE)
    Material: Limestone
    Functional Comments:
    Dimensions: H: 111.00cm
    Current Location: British Museum


    The British Museum. (2008). “Explore/Highlights.”

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