Pyramidion of King Amenemhat III

Pyramidion of King Amenemhat III

Under a winged sun-disk are hieroglyphic texts offering the king access to the sun-god. The basalt pyramidion or capstone of Amenemhet III’s pyramid tomb was found toppled from the peak of its structure and preserved …

Head of King Amenemhat III

Head of King Amenemhat III

Realistic style portrait of king Amenemhat III, wearing the white Hedjet crown of Upper Egypt, made out of greywacke. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, reign of Amenemhat III, ca. 1860-1814 BC. Now in the Ny Carlsberg …

Pectoral of King Amenemhat III

Pectoral of Princess Mereret

This gold old pectoral complete with necklace and inlaid with carnelian, lapis lazuli and turquoise, once belonged to Princess Mereret, daughter of King Senusret III and sister of his successor Amenemhat III. “The king himself …

Statue of King Amenemhat III as Hapi

Statue of King Amenemhat III as Hapi

This double statue of Amenemhat III as Hapi, the Nile god, was discovered at Tanis, capital of the 21st Dynasty Kings, however, the two male figures are clearly portraits of the 12th Dynasty king Amenemhat …

Statue of King Amenemhat III as a Priest

Statue of King Amenemhat III as a Priest

This black granite statue of Amenemhat III, of which only the torso remains, was discovered in 1862 by Auguste Mariette in the ancient capital of the Faiyum Oasis, known by the Greeks as Crocodilopolis. The …

Sphinx of King Amenemhat III

Sphinxes of King Amenemhat III

Seven sphinxes of Amenemhat III were found in Tanis in the eastern Delta. They were thus called the Tanite sphinxes. They evoke the superhuman power of the king and emphasize his fearful appearance. The vigorous …