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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA5

  • Description

    Granodiorite statue of Amenhotep III: the statue, mounted on a pedestal, represents a figure seated on a throne, wearing the 'nemes' head-dress with uraeus, and a beard, bead-collar, short skirt and tail. On the sides of the throne is incised a hieroglyphic symbol flanked by lily and papyrus flowers intertwined, symbolising the union of the Two Lands. The inscriptions are incised on the girdle of the skirt and on the front and back of the throne. The inscriptions are well preserved, with the exception of the one on the right-hand side of the front of the throne, which is somewhat mutilated. The cartouches containing the name of Amenhotep III and the other places in which this name appears have been erased and recut in antiquity. The statue has been restored.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 290 centimetres
    • Width: 83 centimetres
    • Length: 141 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        throne
      • Inscription Comment

        Incised on left and right sides in one vertical column, and on the back in two vertical columns.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        girdle
      • Inscription Comment

        Incised in four vertical lines.
  • Curator's comments

    Bibliography:
    F. Arundale & A. Bonomi, ‘Gallery of antiquities, selected from the British Museum’ (London, 1842), pl. 35;
    B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' II (2) (Oxford, 1974), p.452;
    A. P. Kozloff, B. M. Bryan & L. M. Berman, 'Aménophis III, le pharaon-soleil' (Paris 1993), p.117 [Fig.V.22];
    P. Nicholson and I. Shaw, 'Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology' (Cambridge, 2000), p. 37;
    N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 151-2.

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  • Bibliography

    • Edwards 1939 pl.11 bibliographic details
    • Strudwick 2006 pp.151-155 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G4/B29

  • Condition

    fair - restored

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1823

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA5

  • Registration number

    .5

  • Additional IDs

    • 4 (exhibition number marked on the object)
    • BS. 21 (Birch Slip Number also used as registration number in Budge, Sculpture Guide’)

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