Incomplete statuette of the king Amenophis III, with most of the head and limbs missing. He is standing with his left foot to the front and his arms pendent. He has a beard and wears a wesekh collar around his neck and an armlet of three bands around his left upper arm. The king's name is inscribed on the middle of the belt with a panther's head is below, over a short pleated shendyt kilt and apron.
There is one column of hieroglyphs facing to the right on the right hand side of the figure and one column facing to the left on the left hand side, with a perpendicular column starting further down the figure. Down the back pillar on the reverse of the statuette, there is one column of hieroglyphs facing to the right.
The bright blue glaze is worn and patchy in places. There are two holes on the right hand side of the statuette, presumably to attach the right arm to the figure. It is possible that the statuette was once half of a double statuette, probably of the king and his wife Tiye.
Circa 1370 BCE.
Relational references:Bryan, B.M. 1992. In Kozloff, A.P. and Bryan, B.M. Egypts Dazzling Sun, Amenhotep III and His World, Cleveland: The Cleveland Museum of Art, no.21, p. 200-202 Bryan, B. in Goring et al., eds., Chief of Seers: Studies for Cyril Aldred, Studies in Egyptology Rice, M. 1999. Who's Who in Ancient Egypt. London: Routledge, p. 207 Vogelsang-Eastwood, G. 1993. Pharaonic Egyptian clothing. Leiden: Brill.
Notes:The head of this statuette is now in the Cairo Museum.
|Type of object:||statuette|
|Type category:||Sculpture in the round|
|Date range:||1390 - 1352 BCE|
|Current accession number:||-|
|Former accession number:||N496|
|Record date:||Thu, 11th Oct 2001|
|Copyright:||Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|