Amenhotep III

Plaque of Amenhotep III Flanked by Two Uraei

Plaque of Amenhotep III Flanked by Two Uraei

On this piece the uraeus cobra functions as the protector of the royal name, the name of king Amenhotep III “The Lord of Maat is Re” is in the center of the plaque. The top and center part of the inscription is written twice and the direction of the hieroglyphs was reversed. Only the very...

Statue of Amenhotep III

Statue of Amenhotep III

In this statue, King Amenhotep III is represented seated on a throne with his arms placed on his legs, palms down. He wears a short kilt, the nemes headdress with a fake beard, collar, and a bull’s tail which is visible between his legs. Both of his eyes have a rimmed upper eyelid – a...

Pendant of King Amenhotep III

Pendant of Amenhotep III

In this solid gold pendant King Amenhotep III is portrayed in a squatting position, wearing the Blue Khepresh Crown and carrying the crook and the flail. He wears a real gold necklace with glass beads. The statuette was suspended by a looped gold chain to be used as a pendant. As he was the grandfather...

Marriage Scarab of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye

Marriage Scarab of Amenhotep III and Tiye

Blue faience scarab, commemorating the marriage of Amenhotep III with Queen Tiye. The inscription on the underside is inlaid with bluish-white glaze. There are additional inscriptions on two sides, under the legs of the beetle – right) name of Queen Tiye; left) throne name of Amenhotep III. Probably sent to dignitaries of Egypt as announcements....

Clepsydra of Karnak

Clepsydra of Karnak

The Clepsydra of Karnak is the oldest water clock of which there is physical evidence dates to ca. 1391-1353 BC, during the reign of Amenhotep III where it was used in the Temple of Amen-Re at Karnak. This alabaster water clock has 12 carved columns of 11 false holes, corresponding to the hours of the...

Colossal Statue of King Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye

Colossal Statue of Amenhotep III and Tiye

This colossal statue of Amenhotep III and Tiye is a group statue and three of their daughters. It is the largest known Ancient Egyptian family group ever carved. The almond-shaped eyes and arched eyebrows of the figures are of typical late 18th Dynasty style. Amenhotep III wears the nemes headdress with the uraeus or royal...

Head of King Amenhotep III

Head of Amenhotep III

King Amenhotep III is portrayed with the features of a young boy; he has a round full face, almond-shaped eyes, curved eyebrows, a small nose and a fleshy mouth. These features determine that the head belonged to the so-called “second group” of portraits of Amenhotep III, from the last years of his reign. For this...