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  • Description

    Part of head of red granite statue of Amenhotep III.

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 63.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published: Wiese, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig Die Agyptische Abteilung (2001): No.59

  • Exhibition history


    2001-2010, Basel, Switzerland, Antikenmuseum. Long term loan.

  • Condition

    incomplete - head only

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    8 February 2001

    Treatment proposal

    Clean, Improve make up and clean the base.


    The object is covered in a brown waxy coating.

    Treatment details

    Linament of soap was brushed onto the surface with a stencil brush. This was then steam cleaned away until there was no residue on the paper towel . The sandstone base was rubbed down with glass paper to remove surface deposits

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  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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  • Additional IDs

    • BS.119 (Birch Slip Number)
Part of head of red granite statue of Amenhotep III.

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