This gray schist statue depicts King Thutmose III, who regained his throne after 20 years of struggle with his aunt and stepmother, Queen Hatshepsut. The queen usurped his right to the throne of Egypt after the death of his father, her husband King Thutmose II.
The statue represents Thutmose III as a great athletic warrior king. The “nine-bows,” which refer to the traditional foes of Egypt, are depicted below the king’s feet. According to the inscriptions on the base, this statue was part of a group of fine sculptures that decorated the rooms of the Festival Hall of Thutmose III (Akh-menu) at Karnak.
New Kingdom, mid 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose III, ca. 1479-1425 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 38234