Torso of King Amenhotep III in jubilee dress

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1352 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B 518


Other: 23.5 x 13.6 x 14.5 cm (9 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black granodiorite

Not On View


The Ancient World



This fragment is the proper left half of a torso of a seated king in jubilee dress. It includes portions of the left arm and a finely-detailed broad collar with four strands. The left arm and right hand are in high relief. Part of the crook is missing. See Related record for parts of whole.


From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B 518. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition