Sphinx of King Thutmose III

Granodiorite statue of the pharaoh Thutmose III depicted as a sphinx. In Egyptian art, the sphinx statue dates back to 4th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, more than a thousand years before the time of Thutmose III. The most famous example is the Great Sphinx at Giza which represents Khafre who also built the second pyramid in about 2500 BC.

Sphinx of King Thutmose III
Sphinx of King Thutmose III. Photo: Dallet-Alba

New Kingdom, mid 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose III, ca. 1479-1425 BC. From courtyard of the cachette at Temple of Amun, Karnak. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 37981; CG 42069

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