|Title||statuette of Amenophis III|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Artist||Amenhotep III/Amenophis III/Nebmaatre, King|
|Date||1390 - 1352 BCE|
|Description||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.
|Description Source||Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 56-58|
|Id Number Former Accession||N496|
|Inscription||Egyptian, hieroglyphic, carved on back
Egyptian, hieroglyphic, carved on left
Egyptian, hieroglyphic, carved on right
|Location Creation Site||Misr, Upper Egypt, Governorate of Luxor, Thebes, Thebes: West Bank, Temple of Amenhotep III/Kom El-Hetan|
|Location Current Repository||The Oriental Museum|
|Subject||sculpture in the round, statuette, king, costume, technology|
|Measurements||99 x 197 x 288 mm|
|Notes||The head of this statuette is now in the Cairo Museum.|
|Relation References||Bryan, B.M. 1992. In Kozloff, A.P. and Bryan, B.M. Egypt’s 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 E
|Rights||Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|
|Style Period||New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Amenhotep III/Amenophis III/Nebmaatre|