Fragmentary head of Amenhotep III

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1570–1293 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, (B 501). Unregistered at time of excavation


Height x width x depth: 15.2 x 13.5 x 14 cm (6 x 5 5/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pink gray granite

Not On View


The Ancient World



This is the head of a gray granite statue of Amenhotep III wearing the nemes headdress (right portion missing). It stood between the legs of a ram sphinx. The uraeus is mostly missing, and also, the right ear is missing. The back pillar is 6.6 cm. wide. The eyes were left uncarved so that they could be indicated with paint. The surface is rough, and the details are worn.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B 501. Unregistered at time of excavations.1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
[Expedition dates:] 1921

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition