Sculpture of King Thutmose III


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 22 July 2016
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This is a rare example of an Egyptian temple sculpture, in which the figures face in 4 different directions. This suggests that it stood in the middle of a room. Three persons are represented twice. King Thutmose III (now headless) stands hand in hand with the god Montu-Ra (falcon-headed) and the goddess Hathor. By touching the ruler's hand, the gods infuse him with their supernatural powers. 18th Dynasty, reign of King Thutmose III, circa 1479-1425 BCE. From the temple of Amun-Ra at Thebes, Karnak, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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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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