<em>Amunhotep III</em>, ca. 1390–1352 B.C.E. Wood, gold leaf, glass, pigment, Total height: 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.28. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 48.28_front_PS4.jpg)

Amunhotep III

Medium: Wood, gold leaf, glass, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1390–1352 B.C.E.

Dimensions: Total height: 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm) Base: 6 5/16 x 1 1/16 x 2 3/8 in. (16 x 2.7 x 6 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 48.28

Image: 48.28_front_PS4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Standing wooden statuette of Amenhotep III on inscribed wooden base. Conventional composition with left leg advanced, arms missing possibly originally pendant by sides. "Blue Crown," a separate piece, with uraeus body coiled in front, square opening for uraeus head now missing and certainly of metal. Eyebrows and outlines of eyes in purple-blue glass, eyes in white and black glass. Nipples made separately. Long gold leaf kilt with wide border at top with incised lozenge design; pleats of kilt incised and filled with brown substance; front of kilt folded in triangular form with incised bead design, on each side two tie strings (in raised relief) terminating in lotus buds. Kilt undercut. Small metal loop on back of neck probably for attachment of gold foil ribbons of crown. Face made of separate piece of same wood as body. Base probably of different wood. Inscribed, four sides and top of base; top rear of kilt. Inscription on top rear of kilt. Inscription suggests object was a cult statue made after death of subject. Body shows Amarna influence. Condition: Arms missing. Considerable area of gold lost from right front of kilt. Some of gold of forehead band missing.

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