Pharaoh Amenhotep III

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by
published on 21 March 2016

This is a quartzite head of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III; the king wears the red crown of Lower Egypt. This style is very typical of the sculpture of Amenhotep III, especially in the depiction of the eyes. It also foreshadows the artistic mannerism of Armana Period at the end of the 18th Dynasty. From Thebes (modern-day Luxor), Egypt. 18th Dynasty, circa 1400 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Remove Ads

Advertisement