Left side of a head of Amenhotep III

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

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, 1921 (B 501). Unregistered at time of excavation


Height x width x depth: 13.9 x 8.1 x 10.7 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pink gray granite

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The Ancient World



This pinkish gray granite fragment is the left side of the head and face of Amenhotep III, wearing the nemes headdress. It comes from a sculpture that stood between the legs of a ram sphinx. There are traces of red, painted guide lines on the left temple in front of and above the ear.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B 501. Unregistered at time of excavations. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition