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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Egypt
Creator Active Place: Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1391-1353 BC
Title: Head of Amenhotep III Wearing the Blue Crown
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -139
Creation End Date: -135
Creation Date: 1391-1353 BC
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Granodiorite
Dimensions: Overall: 39.1cm x 30.25cm x 27.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1952.513
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Context: Amenhotep III, the ninth ruler of the Eighteenth Dynasty, erected magnificent temples up and down the Nile filled with images of himself, large and small. This head must have belonged to a standing or seated statue of about life size, although the tall crown makes it appear larger. The crown has a rougher surface than the face because it was originally overlaid with gesso and painted blue. This type of crown, called the khepresh, or "blue crown," was worn by the king for military activities or when performing religious rituals in a temple.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1952.513
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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