Striding Statue of Amenhotep III

Associated with the following rulers:
  • Amenhotep III

  • Deals with the following topics:
  • Statuary and Stelae

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

    Description: The upper portion of what originally was a striding statue of Amenhotep III shows the king wearing a nemes headdress surmounted by the “double crown.” The royal uraeus decorates his brow, and a “false beard” extends down from his chin. His left arm, bent across his torso, once held an object, possibly a standard. His right arm hung down against his side.

    Provenance: Found during excavations of the “cachette” in the court of the 7th pylon
    Person: Amenhotep III
    Date: Dynasty 18, New Kingdom (1390-1352 BCE)
    Material: Steatite
    Functional Comments: The statue was likely presented as an offering to the god Amun-Re of Karnak on behalf of Amenhotep III.
    Dimensions: H: 28cm
    Current Location: Cairo Museum


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