Striding Statue of Amenhotep II

Describes the following features:
  • 7th Pylon

  • Associated with the following rulers:
  • Amenhotep II

  • Deals with the following topics:
  • Statuary and Stelae

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

    Description: This striding statue of Amenhotep II shows the king wearing the royal pleated kilt, a “false beard” and the nemes headdress with a ureaus. Close comparison of the king’s rounded and youthful facial features with those of the seated kings to the left highlights the differences in royal portraiture styles between the mid-18th Dynasty and the Middle Kingdom.

    Provenance: North side of Pylon 7
    Person: Amenhotep II
    Date: Dynasty 18, New Kingdom (1427-1401 BCE)
    Material: Red granite
    Functional Comments:
    Dimensions: Unknown
    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. Vol. II. Oxford, Clarendon Press. pp. 53-54.