Head of King Thutmose I

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 July 2016

This head comes from a colossal statue that showed the King fully wrapped with his arms fully crossed on the chest in the manner of the god Osiris. His hand held looped crosses, emblems of life (ankh). The missing head of the cobra on the crown was fitted separately, perhaps a repair. The King erected this and dozens of other Osiride statues in the temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak. 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose I, circa 1504-1492 BCE. From the temple pf Amun-Ra at Thebes, Karnak, Egypt. (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.

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